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Table 8 Correlation between FDG findings and CT findings in the 50 patients of study population within the descending thoracic aorta

From: The role of 18FDG PET/CT imaging of aortic atherosclerosis: prospective study and technique optimization

Descending Thoracic Aorta
 Intimal changes %Luminal diameterIntimal thicknessIntimal HUCalcifications %
P valueRs valueP valueRs valueP valueRs valueP valueRs valueP valueRs value
Early SUVmax0.7770.040.7220.050.1400.20.2920.10.6810.06
Delayed SUVmax0.010.210.0430.20.0520.20.0060.060.0060.2
Retention index %0.0000.60.0220.030.0460.30.0600.40.0020.04