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Table 9 Correlation between FDG findings and CT findings in the 50 patients of study population within the descending abdominal aorta

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

Descending abdominal aorta
 Intimal changes %Luminal diameterIntimal thicknessIntimal HUCalcifications%
P valueRs valueP valueRs valueP valueRs valueP valueRs valueP valueRs value
Early SUVmax0.7800.040.00.50.4560.10.8170.030.102− 0.2
Delayed SUVmax0.1200.040.12300.50.010.20.00670.30.003− 0.1
Retention index %0.0110.70.020.020.0230.40.0170.50.4750.0