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Table 1 Results from visual single evaluation with regard to detectability of diagnostically relevant findings of n = 40 images (20 images acquired with the standard protocol and 20 processed half-time images)

From: Reduced acquisition times in whole body bone scintigraphy using a noise-reducing Pixon®-algorithm—a qualitative evaluation study

  Processed half-time images Standard protocol images
Observer A   
 Poor 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
 Sufficient 17 (85 %) 1 (5 %)
 Good 3 (15 %) 19 (95 %)
Observer B   
 Poor 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
 Sufficient 11 (55 %) 3 (15 %)
 Good 9 (45 %) 17 (85 %)
Observer C   
 Poor 4 (20 %) 1 (5 %)
 Sufficient 11 (55 %) 6 (30 %)
 Good 5 (25 %) 13 (65 %)
Combined   
 Poor 4 (7 %) 1 (2 %)
 Sufficient 39 (65 %) 9 (15 %)
 Good 17 (28 %) 50 (83 %)