A liver met of 5.2 in a colon cancer pt, does 5.2 SUV uptake mean the cancer is aggressive? Does a higher suv mean more aggressive cancer.?

Yes/May be, not sure. This is an average SUV for a Cancer. So I do not think it means anything more. A SUV over 10, in my view may aply an aggressive tumor but such correlations are not proven as a fact in each cancer type.

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