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67%

SUV 0 60% (OS same)

SUV, standard uptake value; DFS, disease-free survival; OS, overall survival;

SUV, standard uptake value; DFS, disease-free survival; OS, overall survival;

87% for FDG-PET and 81%, 82%, and 81%, respectively, for conventional imaging. In practice PET has been useful for detecting recurrent disease and is complementary to CT.

In summary, PET with FDG is a useful diagnostic tool for esophageal carcinoma. It is generally used at initial diagnosis to perform whole-body staging and to determine the baseline metabolic rate of the tumors. It then can be used to follow the response to locoregional or systemic therapies. Large declines in FDG uptake after therapy are associated with a better response than a modest decline in tracer uptake. PET cannot detect microscopic disease or even disease under a few millimeters in size with current technology. This is a continuing limitation as is the uptake of FDG into inflammatory cells after treatment. Nonetheless, FDG-PET is established as an important tool at several points in the management of patients with esophageal carcinoma. PET/CT is the preferred embodiment of this application at present, but literature to strongly support the superiority of PET/CT over PET is limited at this time.

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