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Table 2 Lung [18F]FDG PET and high-resolution CT (HRCT) analysis in IPF patients

From: [18F]FDG PET/CT predicts progression-free survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  Controls IPF patients
Global Global Right lung Left lung P value
[18F]FDG PET analysis
 SUV max 1.84 ± 0.82 3.8 ± 2.5 3.7 ± 2.5 3.9 ± 2.5 0.45
 SUV mean 0.50 ± 0.11 1.0 ± 0.4 1.0 ± 0.5 1.0 ± 0.3 0.57
 TLG (cm3) 0 1426 ± 1030    
 MLV (cm3) 0 950 ± 571    
HRCT analysis
 Fibrosis score NA 8.2 ± 3.0 8.4 ± 3.1 7.9 ± 3.0 0.86
 Ground-glass score NA 2.8 ± 1.9 2.6 ± 1.9 3.0 ± 2.0 0.65
  1. Data are mean ± SD. In controls, HRCT was not performed and global [18F]FDG uptake was quantified. NA: data not available