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Table 1 Meta-analyses of mediastinal lymph node staging

From: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiotracers in oncology – utility of 18F-Fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG)-PET in the management of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Author Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV N Studies N Pts
Fischer MB et al [57] 0,83 0.96 0,87 0,95 17 nr
Toloza EM et al [58] 0,84 0,89 0,79 0,93 18 1045
Helwing D et al [60] 0,88 0,92 nr Nr 20 1292
Dwamena BA et al. [59] 0,79 0,91 0,9 0,93 16 639
Gould MK et al [61] 0,85 0,90 nr Nr 32 1959
Birim O. et al [62] 0,83 0,92 nr Nr 17 833
  1. PPV: positive predictive value; NPV: Negative predictive value; Pts: Patients; nr: Not reported