TABLE 4

Detection of Metastases by 18F-FDG PET

Cancer location or typeNo. of patientsSiteSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)Reference
Breast44Bone8499252
Breast50LN9566253
Breast, >2 cm23LN94100254
Cervical33Local6094255
Colon42Liver100100256
Colon28Extrahepatic and hepatic10091257
Colon68Distant and local9583258
Colon37Liver88100259
Head and neck60LN9094260
Melanoma II/IV38Liver9192261
Nasopharyngeal95Distant10090262
NSCLC120LN10098263
NSCLC120Distant9892264
NSCLC110Bone9098265
Ovarian50Staging87100266
Prostate24LN75100267
Salivary48Staging9396268
Renal53Liver10094269
Renal15Lung9080270
Gastric68LN9492271
Esophageal61Distant5797272
  • LN = lymph node; NSCLC = non–small cell lung cancer.