Optimal method for measuring baseline metabolic tumor volume in DLBCL patients: are statistical agreements of SUV ≥2.5 satisfactory?

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CHU de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Univ. Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  3. 3.INSERM U-1045, Centre de Recherche Cardio-Thoracique de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  4. 4.Service de Médecine NucléaireHôpital du Haut-LévèquePessacFrance

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