Prognostic value of metabolic metrics extracted from baseline positron emission tomography images in non-small cell lung cancer

Carvalho S, Leijenaar RT, Velazquez ER, Oberije C, Parmar C, van Elmpt W, Reymen B, Troost EG, Oellers M, Dekker A, Gillies R, Aerts HJ, Lambin P


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Maximum, mean and peak SUV of primary tumor at baseline FDG-PET scans, have often been found predictive for overall survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. In this study we further investigated the prognostic power of advanced metabolic metrics derived from intensity volume histograms (IVH) extracted from PET imaging.