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Table 3 Preoperative evaluation using 18F-FDG PET/CT compared with operative pathology

From: 18F-FDG PET/CT may be a suitable method for preoperative diagnosis and evaluation of Chinese older patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma

Operative pathology Status 18F-FDG PET/CT Sensitivity Specificity Accuracy
Yes No
Lymph node metastases Yes 19 9 67.9% 88.0% 77.4%
No 3 22
Distant metastases Yes 8 9 47.1% 97.2% 81.1%
No 1 35
Unresectable tumors Yes 17 6 73.9% 80.0% 77.4%
No 6 24
  1. 18F-FDG PET/CT 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography