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Table 2 SUVmax values as a predictor of mediastinal malignancy

From: FDG-PET parameters predicting mediastinal malignancy in lung cancer

   Quartile categories OR (95% IC) p
SUVmax tumor 11.4 (SD 5.3)   0.98 (0.92-1.04) 0.469
SUVmax mediastinum 3.9 (IQR 2.4 - 7.0) 1st Q (reference)
2nd Q
3rd Q
4th Q
1
0.67 (0.22-2.01)
4.44 ( 1.49-13.26)
18.00 (4.38-74.01)
0.471
0.007
<0.001
\( \frac{\mathrm{SUVmax}\kern0.5em \mathrm{Mediastinum}}{\mathrm{SUVmax}\kern0.62em \mathrm{Tumor}} \) 0.4 (IQR 0.1 - 0.7) 1st Q (reference)
2nd Q
3rd Q
4th Q
1
1.06 (0.36-3.14)
3.89 (1.35-11.21)
18.52 (4.42-77.60)
0.919
0.012
<0.001
SUVmax Mediastinum
minus
SUVmax Tumor
[-6.1] (IQR [-11.7] – [-2.0]) 1st Q (reference)
2nd Q
3rd Q
4th Q
1
2.58 (0.88-7.54)
3.57 (1.17-10.04)
23.15 (6.00-95.71)
0.083
0.016
<0,001