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What's SUV ?

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alta29
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Yeah...I am not talking about the car Vinny !

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vinny3
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What is the context in which SUV was used? In a report?

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I looked at my PET scan report and see SUV mentioned. It is the Standardized Uptake Value. I don't know the specifics but it is a measurement of the metabolic activity of the area they are looking at. I believe the higher the number the higher the metabolic activity, i.e. it lights up.

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sladich
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Standard Uptake Value. My recent PET showed an increase from 1.6 to 2.8 SUV's which means it's probably a malignant tumor. 2.5 and above is not good.

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