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Table 1 Statistical analysis of correlations of 18F-FDG joint uptake referred to histopathological and clinical evaluation of inflammatory arthritis (Spearman test)

From: In vivo molecular imaging of experimental joint inflammation by combined 18F-FDG positron emission tomography and computed tomography

  18F-FDG uptake, percentage of injected dose per gram
  Carpal joints Tarsal joints Joints total
  Correlation P value Correlation P value Correlation P value
Histological score       
   Inflammation       
Acute 0.841 < 0.0001a 0.857 < 0.0001a 0.842 < 0.0001a
Chronic 0.697 < 0.0001a 0.796 < 0.0001a 0.740 < 0.0001a
Total 0.903 < 0.0001a 0.904 < 0.0001a 0.894 < 0.0001a
Clinical score 0.938 < 0.0001a 0.935 < 0.0001a 0.929 < 0.0001a
  1. aHighly significant correlations. 18F-FDG, 18F-labelled fluorodeoxyglucose.