Jpn J Radiol 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, National Cancer Center Hospital, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan.
Objective: In malignant melanoma patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy, three different FDG-PET criteria, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), PET Response Criteria in Solid Tumors (PERCIST), immunotherapy-modified PERCIST (imPERCIST), were compared regarding response evaluation and prognosis prediction using standardized uptake value (SUV) harmonization of results obtained with various PET/CT scanners installed at different centers.
Materials And Methods: Malignant melanoma patients (n = 27) underwent FDG-PET/CT examinations before and again 3 to 9 months after therapy initiation (nivolumab, n = 21; pembrolizumab, n = 6) with different PET scanners at five hospitals. EORTC, PERCIST, and imPERCIST criteria were used to evaluate therapeutic response, then concordance of the results was assessed using Cohen's κ coefficient. Read More