18F-FDG-PET/CT is of limited value in primary staging of early stage cervical cancer
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Pathologic validation of 18F-FDG-PET/CT imaging demonstrates little value for 18F-FDG-PET/CT in patients with early stage (FIGO stage 1a–1b1) MRI-defined lymph node negative cervical carcinoma. Since the likelihood of metastatic nodal disease is very low in women with stage 1a–1b1 cervical cancer, we believe that 18F-FDG-PET/CT should not have a role in the routine pre-treatment evaluation of these women.