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Table 5 Sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and positive and negative predictive values of FDG-PET/CT and contrast-enhanced CT in lymph nodes, bone, lung, liver, and other visceral metastasis

From: Role of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in breast cancer

  Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV Accuracy
LN
 PET/CT 100.0% 80.0% 90.91% 100.0% 93.33%
 CT 95.0% 80.0% 90.48% 88.89% 90.0%
Bone
 PET/CT 91.67% 100.0% 100.0% 94.74% 96.67%
 CT 75.0% 94.44% 90.0% 85.0% 86.67%
Lung
 PET/CT 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
 CT 72.73% 73.68% 61.54% 82.35% 73.33%
Liver
 PET/CT 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.15% 96.67%
 CT 40.0% 84.0% 33.33% 87.50% 76.67%
Other sites
 PET/CT 88.89% 90.48% 80.0% 95.0% 90.0%
 CT 55.56% 95.24% 83.33% 83.33% 83.33%
  1. PPV positive predictive value, NPV negative predictive