A study involving patients with histologically confirmed lung adenocarcinoma found that the change in maximal standardized uptake values between early and delayed 18F-FDG PET can be a strong singular predictor of patient outcome and aid in patient management. "Patients with more than 25 percent increase in SUVmax had a median survival of 15 months, compared with 39 months for those with less than 25 percent increase in SUVmax," the researchers said.

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