[F-18] FDG-PET/CT parameters as predictors of outcome in inoperable NSCLC patients(74 visite) Nappi A, Gallicchio R, Simeon V, Nardelli A, Pelagalli A, Zupa A, Vita G, Venetucci A, Di Cosola M, Barbato F, Storto G
Radiol Oncol (ISSN: 1318-2099), 2015 Nov 27; 49(4): 320-326.
Tipo di articolo: Journal Article,
Impact factor: 1.736, Impact factor a 5 anni: 1.602
*** IBB - CNR *** Nuclear Medicine Department, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Basilicata (CROB), Rionero in Vulture, Italy., Research Laboratories, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Basilicata (CROB), Rionero in Vulture, Italy., Istituto di Biostrutture e Bioimmagini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Napoli, Italy., Universita degli Studi di Foggia, Italy., CMO Oplonti Medical Centre, Italy.,
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the prognostic significance of standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumour volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) in [F-18] FDG PET/CT findings in patients with inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and three patients (mean age, 65.6 +/- 16 years) underwent [F-18] FDG PET/CT before the chemotherapy. The SUVmax value, the MTV (cm(3); 42% threshold) and the TLG (g) were registered. The patients were followed up to 18 months thereafter (range 12-55 months). Failure to respond without progression, progression and/or disease-related death constituted surrogate end-points. The optimal SUVmax, MTV and TLG cut-off to predict the patients' outcome were estimated. PET/CT results were then related to disease outcome (progression free survival; PFS). RESULTS: The Kaplan-Meier survival analysis for SUVmax showed a significant shorter PFS in patients presenting with lower values as compared to those with higher (p < 0.05, log-rank test). MTV and TLG were not suitable for predicting PFS apart from the subset of patients with mediastinal nodal involvement. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the availability of new tools for the quantitative assessment of disease activity on PET/CT, the SUVmax rather than MTV and TLG remains the only predictor for PFS in NSCLC patients. MTV holds a value only when concomitant nodal involvement occurs.
136 Records (128 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze). Impact factor totale: 558.237 (526.34 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze). Impact factor a 5 anni totale: 554.91 (520.654 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze).