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Table 2 Average SUV max levels in each organ

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

  0 to 4.5 min (n= 11) 6.5 to 11 min (n= 11) 13.1 to 17.6 min (n= 11) 19.6 to 24.1 min (n= 11) 26.1 to 30.6 min (n= 11) 32.7 to 37.2 min (n= 11) 39.2 to 43.7 min (n= 10)
Brain 2.1 ± 1.3 2.5 ± 0.6 2.7 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 0.4 2.8 ± 0.7 3.2 ± 0.5 3.0 ± 0.9
Parotid 7.8 ± 4.2 6.1 ± 1.3 5.9 ± 1.3 5.7 ± 1.5 6.0 ± 1.5 5.3 ± 1.7 5.9 ± 2.2
Lung 2.8 ± 0.9 1.2 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.3 1.1 ± 0.3 1.2 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.4 1.4 ± 0.5
Myocardium 9.0 ± 3.0 4.2 ± 0.8 3.9 ± 0.9 4.0 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 0.9 3.7 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 1.2
Ventricular blood pool 9.0 ± 3.1 3.0 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 0.8 2.5 ± 0.5 2.6 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.6 2.6 ± 0.6
Stomach 15.4 ± 6.1 13.9 ± 4.8 16.1 ± 4.8 16.5 ± 5.5 16.6 ± 5.1 18.5 ± 5.3 17.9 ± 5.4
Spleen 11.2 ± 2.2 6.4 ± 2.2 6.5 ± 2.8 6.2 ± 2.7 5.9 ± 1.8 6.7 ± 2.5 6.3 ± 1.6
Liver 14.5 ± 3.8 12.9 ± 2.2 14.0 ± 2.3 15.1 ± 2.5 15.6 ± 2.0 16.6 ± 2.5 17.2 ± 2.3
Pancreas 30.1 ± 8.3 24.5 ± 5.1 25.9 ± 5.7 26.5 ± 6.7 24.8 ± 6.9 26.5 ± 7.9 24.4 ± 7.0
Kidney 14.4 ± 4.6 7.1 ± 1.9 6.7 ± 1.3 6.8 ± 1.5 6.6 ± 2.1 7.1 ± 2.1 6.7 ± 1.8
Intestine (right) 5.9 ± 2.4 4.9 ± 2.0 4.9 ± 1.8 5.3 ± 2.0 5.2 ± 2.0 5.3 ± 2.3 4.8 ± 2.3
Intestine (left) 6.1 ± 3.5 4.8 ± 2.9 5.1 ± 3.5 5.5 ± 3.4 4.8 ± 2.2 5.3 ± 2.6 5.6 ± 2.8
Bladder 3.7 ± 1.7 7.4 ± 5.4 10.3 ± 5.4 11.2 ± 5.9 12.8 ± 5.5 12.0 ± 5.9 11.5 ± 4.5
Muscle 2.2 ± 0.7 1.9 ± 0.6 2.1 ± 0.5 2.4 ± 0.7 2.5 ± 0.4 2.2 ± 0.4 2.7 ± 0.8
Bone marrow 6.5 ± 2.2 5.0 ± 1.2 5.4 ± 1.2 5.7 ± 1.3 6.3 ± 1.2 6.6 ± 1.9 5.8 ± 1.3
Prostatea 6.0 ± 1.9 4.7 ± 1.9 5.0 ± 1.7 4.9 ± 1.2 6.4 ± 2.6 5.3 ± 2.0 4.6 ± 1.0
Breastb 1.2 ± 0.0 1.0 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.4 1.1 ± 0.2 1.3 ± 0.1 2.0 ± 0.9
Uterusb 5.9 ± 0.3 4.0 ± 0.3 3.4 ± 0.1 3.7 ± 0.2 3.9 ± 0.5 3.7 ± 0.1 6.6 ± 1.1
  1. Values are means ± SD. aNine male volunteers were included in the evaluation. bTwo female volunteers were included in the evaluation.