Four Cases with advanced RCC which metastatic sites showed the highest value of SUV among all RCC sites and their prognosis. A cranial bone metastasis showed the highest SUV among all RCC sites in Patient 9. A metastasis in thoracic vertebra did in Patinet 19. Lung metastases did in Patient 1 and Patient 2. The patients with advanced RCCs having high values of SUV max demonstrated poor clinical courses. SUVmax, maximum standardized uptake value; CT, computed tomography; PET, positron emission tomography; Fused PET/CT, fusion of PET and CT.
Namura et al. BMC Cancer 2010 10:667 doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-667