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Table 2 Patient- and lesion-based analysis of SSTR-PET and CT

From: Somatostatin receptor expression in Merkel cell carcinoma as target for molecular imaging

Metastatic sites A) Patient-based assessment B) Lesion-based assessment
  SSTR-PET CT SSTR-PET sensitivity/specificity/accuracy SSTR-PET CT SSTR-PET sensitivity
Lymph node 8 11 73%/ 92%/ 83% 62 105 59%
Lung 0 2 0%/ 100%/ 95% 0 6 0%
Pleura 1 2 50%/ 100%/ 95% 1 2 50%
Pancreas 1 1 n/a 1 1 n/a
Bone 5 2 100%/ 83%/ 85% 35 20 100%
Soft tissue 5 3 67%/ 90%/ 86% 8 2 100%
Liver 0 5 0%/ 100%/ 80% 0 33 0%
  1. (A) Patient-based and (B) lesion-based analysis of SSTR-PET and CT results regarding detection of lymph node and distant metastases from Merkel cell carcinoma.