Diagnostic accuracy of FDG-PET in the identification of malignant pleural effusions

Qualitative or visual PET readingsSemi-quantitative (SUV) PET readingsQualitative or visual readings using PET systemsQualitative readings using integrated PET-CT systemsSemi-quantitative (SUV) readings using integrated PET-CT systems
Studies n117656
Sensitivity %9182968981
Specificity %6774756174
Positive LR2.833.244.092.323.22
Negative LR0.
  • FDG: fluorodeoxyglucose; PET: positron emission tomography; SUV: standardised uptake value; CT: computed tomography; LR: likelihood ratio. Data from [46].