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Table 3 Diagnostic tests for metabolic response criteria based on MTV and SUVmean

From: Prognostic values of mid-radiotherapy 18F-FDG PET/CT in patients with esophageal cancer

  Value (%) 95% CI (%)
MTV - Locoregional recurrence
 Pretest probability 23.8 5.5 – 42.0
 Sensitivity 60.0 17.1 – 102.9
 Specificity 93.8 81.9 – 105.6
 Diagnostic Accuracy 85.7 70.8 – 100.7
 Positive Predictive Value 75.0 32.6 – 117.4
 Negative Predictive Value 88.2 72.9 – 103.6
SUVmean - Distant metastasis
 Pretest probability 42.9 21.7 – 64.0
 Sensitivity 66.7 35.9 – 97.5
 Specificity 83.3 62.3 – 104.4
 Diagnostic Accuracy 76.2 58.0 – 94.4
 Positive Predictive Value 75.0 45.0 – 105.0
 Negative Predictive Value 76.9 54.0 – 99.8
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, MTV metabolic tumor volume, SUVmean mean standardized uptake value