Validation of PET Results in 60 Patients for Whom PET Altered Management

Clinical indicationPET result categoryTotal
Treatment planning*426
Active to observation55
Active to supportive9211
Observation to active101112
Varied active2626
  • * Patients for whom referring clinician was not prepared to prospectively commit to a treatment plan without access to PET findings.

  • Pelvic abscess was diagnosed and drained at laparotomy.

  • Includes 4 patients for whom PET underestimated disease extent.

  • T+ve = true-positive; F+ve = false-positive; T−ve = true-negative; F−ve = false-negative; N/E = not evaluable.