: 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been used for patients with some types of tumors, but few data are available for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We queried our prospective database for patients with HCC staged with 11C-choline PET/CT to assess the clinical impact of this imaging modality. Seven parameters were recorded: maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), mean standardized uptake value (SUVmean), liver standardized uptake value (SUVliver), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), photopenic area, metabolic tumor burden (MTB = MTVxSUVmean), and SUVratio (SUVmax/SUVliver). Analysis was performed to identify parameters that could be predictors of overall survival (OS). Sixty patients were analyzed: fourteen (23%) were in stage 0-A, 37 (62%) in stage B, and 9 (15%) in stage C of the Barcelona classification. The Cox regression for OS showed that Barcelona stages (HR = 2.94; 95%CI = 1.41-4.51; p = 0.003) and MTV (HR = 2.11; 95%CI = 1.51-3.45; p = 0.026) were the only factors independently associated with OS. Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis revealed MTV ability in discriminating survival (area under the curve (AUC) = 0.77; 95%CI = 0.57-097; p < 0.001: patients with MTV ≥ 380 had worse OS (p = 0.015)). The use of 11C-choline PET/CT allows for better prognostic refinement in patients undergoing hepatectomy for HCC. Incorporation of such modality into HCC staging system should be considered.

Prognostic Value of Metabolic Imaging Data of 11C-choline PET/CT in Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma / Donadon, Matteo; Lopci, Egesta; Galvanin, Jacopo; Giudici, Simone; Del Fabbro, Daniele; Lanza, Ezio; Pedicini, Vittorio; Chiti, Arturo; Torzilli, Guido. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - 13:3(2021), p. 472. [10.3390/cancers13030472]

Prognostic Value of Metabolic Imaging Data of 11C-choline PET/CT in Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Chiti, Arturo
Penultimo
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2021-01-01

Abstract

: 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been used for patients with some types of tumors, but few data are available for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We queried our prospective database for patients with HCC staged with 11C-choline PET/CT to assess the clinical impact of this imaging modality. Seven parameters were recorded: maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), mean standardized uptake value (SUVmean), liver standardized uptake value (SUVliver), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), photopenic area, metabolic tumor burden (MTB = MTVxSUVmean), and SUVratio (SUVmax/SUVliver). Analysis was performed to identify parameters that could be predictors of overall survival (OS). Sixty patients were analyzed: fourteen (23%) were in stage 0-A, 37 (62%) in stage B, and 9 (15%) in stage C of the Barcelona classification. The Cox regression for OS showed that Barcelona stages (HR = 2.94; 95%CI = 1.41-4.51; p = 0.003) and MTV (HR = 2.11; 95%CI = 1.51-3.45; p = 0.026) were the only factors independently associated with OS. Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis revealed MTV ability in discriminating survival (area under the curve (AUC) = 0.77; 95%CI = 0.57-097; p < 0.001: patients with MTV ≥ 380 had worse OS (p = 0.015)). The use of 11C-choline PET/CT allows for better prognostic refinement in patients undergoing hepatectomy for HCC. Incorporation of such modality into HCC staging system should be considered.
2021
11C-choline PET/CT
hepatectomy
hepatocellular carcinoma
metabolic imaging
metabolic tumor volume
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