Table 1

Clinical data

AgeSexResection
type
Interval (months)Tumour size (mm2)CMRGIu
RADY34MP25314N
72FP22225N
36MGT17174N
25MP28440Y
39FP24226Y
45MP14121Y
37FP42660Y
Mean (SD)41 (15)46  (32)308 (186)
RADN44MGT7438Y
34FP27530Y
48FP58200Y
39FGT120283N
40FGT15729N
36FGT51200N
51MP64550N
65MP84537N
30MP21207Y
27MP23748Y
52FP81298Y
29MP30231Y
Mean (SD)41 (11)48 (34)413 (204)
  • RADN=non-irradiated patients; RADY=irradiated patients; GT=gross total (macroscopically complete); P=partial resection. Interval=interval between tumour resection, (with or without radiotherapy) and PET study Tumour size was assumed to correspond to the area calculated from the axial plane (CCT or MRI, available as films) which showed the greatest diameter of resident/ recurrent tumour. From that plane, the largest diameter was determined (x). Vertical to that line, a second diameter was determined (y). Tumour size was then calculated as elliptical area as: π×x/2×y/2. For CMRGlu Y=arterial blood samples available.