TABLE 3

Sensitivity and Specificity of 18F-FDG PET for Detection and Staging of Metastases

SensitivitySpecificity
Cancer metastasisNo. of patientsRangeAverageNo. of patientsRangeAverage
NSCLC, mediastinal90967–1008484682–10093
CRC, hepatic78382–1009460257–10097
CRC, extrahepatic38793–1009411640–10080
Melanoma, distant43674–1009043629–9469
Lymphoma, staging1,79681–100901,79669–10093
Breast, lymph node46167–1008846182–10092
Breast, metastases30283–1009628297–10098
  • NSCLC = non–small cell lung cancer.

  • Data were culled from Gambhir et al. (51). Average values were weighted by number of patients in each study.