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Table 4 Correlation between highest SUVmax and TMA of activated BAT, and patient’s age, level of Ki-67 expression, BMI, outdoor temperature, tumor size, and primary SUVmax

From: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation at 18F-FDG PET/CT: correlation with clinicopathological characteristics in breast cancer

Parameter Highest BAT SUVmax BAT TMA
ra P value ra P value
Age/years − 0.228 0.396 − 0.002 0.994
Level of Ki-67 expression − 0.271 0.480 0.399 0.287
BMI − 0.175 0.517 0.255 0.36
Outdoor temperature 0.021 0.937 − 0.036 0.894
Tumor size in cm − 0.103 0738 − 0.078 0.8
Primary SUVmax 0.226 0.529 0.289 0.418
  1. aPerson correlation coefficient
  2. SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value, TMA total metabolic activity