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Table 5 Accuracy of SUVmax1, ΔSUVmax%, and their combination for prediction of relapse

From: Dual time point 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography fusion imaging (18F-FDG PET/CT) in primary breast cancer

ParameterNumber of caseSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)PPV (%)NPV (%)Accuracy (%)
TotalRelapseNo relapse
SUVmax1
  ≥ 3.42412821375.750.111.696.052.2
  < 3.42239214     
ΔSUVmax%
  ≥ 12.52622823475.745.210.795.547.6
  < 12.52029193     
Combination of SUVmax1 and ΔSUVmax%
 SUVmax1 ≥ 3.4 and ΔSUVmax% ≥ 12.51792415564.963.713.495.463.8
Other28513272     
  1. NPV, negative predictive value
  2. PPV, positive predictive value
  3. SUV, standardized uptake value