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Table 1 Summary of the scan initiation times after intravenous injection of MET

From: Optimization of [11C]methionine PET study: appropriate scan timing and effect of plasma amino acid concentrations on the SUV

Study Site Fasting before the scan (h) Scan initiation time (min) Dose of MET (MBq)
Nariai et al. [2] Brain No 20 250 to 500
Shinozaki et al. [3] Brain 4 20 370 to 720
Mahasittiwat et al. [4] Brain No 23 740
Coope et al. [5] Brain No 20 740
Hasebe et al. [6] Head and neck 4 23 374 to 870
Jang et al. [7] Thyroid 6 30 740
Herrmann et al. [8] Parathyroid gland 3 15 to 20 272 to 603
Morooka et al. [23] Cardiac tissue 6 20 370
Kanegae et al. [9] Lung 5 15 to 20 361 to 607
Hsieh et al. [10] Lung 6 15 to 30 296 to 555
Lindholm et al. [11] Breast 4 20 to 35 220 to 370
Sasaki et al. [12] Thymus 6 15 70 to 818
Syrota et al. [19] Pancreas No 6 to 8 370 to 740
Otsuki et al. [22] Pancreas 6 30 370 to 740
Koizumi et al. [13] Pelvis 6 23 740
Shiiba et al. [1] Prostate Time unknown 20 3 MBq/kg
Dankerl et al. [18] Bone marrow 5 to 8 20 1,000 ± 0.2 (SD)