Clinical/pathologic parameters | Correlation with blood flow | Correlation with MRFDG | ||
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Correlation measure | P | Correlation measure | P | |

Age | r = −0.26 | 0.11 | r = −0.40 | 0.01 |

Tumor size | r = 0.11 | 0.52 | r = −0.05 | 0.76 |

Clinically positive nodes | t = −0.24 | 0.81 | t = −0.69 | 0.50 |

Menopausal status | t = 0.13 | 0.90 | t = 1.00 | 0.31 |

Tumor grade | τ_{b} = 0.15 | 0.26 | τ_{b} = 0.31 | 0.02 |

ER expression | τ_{b} = −0.27 | 0.04 | τ_{b} = −0.14 | 0.28 |

c-erbB-2 expression | τ_{b} = −0.05 | 0.71 | τ_{b} = −0.02 | 0.86 |

p53 overexpression | t = −0.60 | 0.55 | t = −0.59 | 0.56 |

Ki-67 proliferative index | τ_{b} = 0.12 | 0.37 | τ_{b} = 0.23 | 0.09 |

Correlation measures are

*r*for continuous variables, τ_{b}for nominal variables, and*t*for dichotomous variables.