M. Wasif Saif, MD, MBBS | Authors

PET Scanning: Worth the Cost in Cancer? Not for All Cancers-It’s Not Reliable Enough Yet

May 15, 2014

In order for a test to be reliable, it must be reproducible and minimize test-retest variability. Yet, as with many imaging tests, FDG-PET has variance in standard uptake value (SUV) calculations, and even if standardization could be achieved, there is the issue of treatment effects, which introduce additional complexities.