[Can the extent of pancreatic tumors be evaluated reliably enough by positron emission tomography (PET)]

A Sendler, N Avril, J D Roder, M Schwaiger, J R Siewert
Langenbecks Archiv Für Chirurgie. Supplement. Kongressband 1998, 115: 1485-7
We made PET scans using 18 FDG for 46 patients admitted for pancreatic surgery. The method yielded a sensitivity of 86% and a specificity of 67%. PET does not allow precise exclusion of malignant tumors and therefore invasive diagnostic procedures may not be reduced.

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