Table 2

Correlation between the changes in SUVmax in 68Ga-PRGD2 PET/CT and 18F-FDG PET/CT and the changes in clinical parameters of patients with RA (n=12) before and after 3-month treatment

ΔSUVmax of 68Ga-PRGD2ΔSUVmax of 18F-FDG
rp Valuerp Value
  • Δ, changes between the baseline and the post-treatment evaluation; cDAI, clinical disease activity index; r, correlation coefficient; PET, positron emission tomography; PtGA, patient's global assessment of overall well-being; PyGA, physician's global assessment; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SUVmax, maximal standardised uptake value of a tracer; VAS, visual analogue scale of joint pain.