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Table 4 Metastases based on MRI (radiologist), PET (nuclear physician), PET-MRI (consensus radiologist and nuclear physician), and the reference standard, and change of opinion and policy

From: Positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI) for response assessment after radiation therapy of cervical carcinoma: a pilot study

Patient MRI metastases PET metastases MRI-PET metastases Regional or distant disease Change of opinion (reason) Policy of change
1 TN TN TN
2 TN TN TN
3 TN TN TN
4 TN Equivocal Equivocal − Primary lung tumor + Primary lung tumor + Additional therapy
5 TP TP TP + Pelvic node
6 FN TP TP + Multiple + FDG-positive metastases + Palliation
7 FN FN FN + Multiple − False negative
8 TN TN TN
9 TN TN TN
10 FN TP TP + Para-aortic node + FDG-positive metastases + Palliation
  1. Abbreviation: TN true negative, TP true positive, FP false positive, FN false negative + positive, − negative