PET DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY FOR SPECIFIC CANCER TYPES

PET scans prove superior to conventional imaging techniques in diagnostic accuracy.
 
DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY*

Cancer Type
Conventional Imaging
PET
Breast
67%
89%
Colorectal
80%
94%
Gastro-Esophageal
68%
83%
Head and Neck
65%
87%
Liver
81%
93%
Lung
68%
82%
Lymphoma
64%
88%
Melanoma
80%
91%
Pancreatic
65%
81%
Testicular
68%
92%
Uterine/Cervical
43%
87%


* Source: The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Supplement, Volume 42, Number 5, May 2001 and UCLA.