Use of FDG-PET or PET/CT to detect recurrent colorectal cancer in patients with elevated CEA: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Lu2013UseOF,
  title={Use of FDG-PET or PET/CT to detect recurrent colorectal cancer in patients with elevated CEA: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Yu-Yu Lu and Jin-hua Chen and Chun-Ru Chien and William T. Chen and S. -H. Tsai and W. Y. Lin and C D Kao},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={1039-1047}
}
The purpose of the present study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature to assess the diagnostic performance of FDG-PET or PET/CT in the detection of recurrent colorectal cancer (CRC) rising in patients with elevated CEA. The authors conducted a systematic MEDLINE search of published articles. Two reviewers independently assessed the methodological quality of each study. We estimated pooled sensitivity and specificity and positive and negative… CONTINUE READING
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