TABLE 2

Uptake of [18F]FDOPA expressed as maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in hyperinsulinemic foci and different parts of pancreas in 14 infants with neonatal hyperinsulinism referred to PET

Patient no.Location of visible focusSUVmax of pancreas*
Pancreas ratio
TailBodyHead
1.Head2.62.04.01.5
2.Body3.26.73.61.9
3.Head3.13.16.82.2
4.None4.24.23.41.2
5.None2.72.42.61.0
6.None3.42.64.61.4
7.None5.03.04.91.0
8.None4.76.75.61.2
9.Head2.22.13.41.6
10.None6.77.58.81.1
11.None3.12.72.71.1
12.None3.22.43.41.1
13.Tail/Body4.52.02.32.0
14.None3.83.34.91.3
  • *

    * SUV obtained from visually appearing focal lesion marked in bold face.

  • Pancreas ratio is the highest maximum SUV value of the pancreas divided by the next highest maximum SUV value of different and visually unaffected part of the pancreas.

  • The location of lesion was classified as being intermediate between tail and body of pancreas. In SUVmax analysis it has been designated as tail lesion to enable calculation of pancreas ratio. The case numbers are the same as in Table 1.