Adrenal nodule PET/CT: Qualitative + quantitative eval—either/or or both?

July 16, 2013

Evaluation of adrenal nodules with F-18 FDG PET/CT was given a mean score of 93 percent diagnostic accuracy with an almost equally high percentage of interreader agreement, suggesting subjective visual interpretation is an effective method of evaluation, according to a review published in the August issue of Academic Radiology.

Paul D. Evans, MD, from the department of radiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., evaluated studies involving F-18 FDG/PET imaging of adrenal nodules, either adenomas or metastases, and used both quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze the data.