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Table 1 Intensity of 18F-fluorocholine uptake in the intestine in five perivascular regions in pelvis and abdomen for fasting and non-fasting group

From: Impact of fasting on 18F-fluorocholine gastrointestinal uptake and detection of lymph node metastases in patients with prostate cancer

  Fasting Number Mean σ p
SUVmax intestine in region near
Abdominal aorta No 40 5.69 1.43 0.421*
  Yes 40 5.25 1.69  
Right common iliac artery No 26 3.27 1.79 0.876#
  Yes 32 3.25 1.56  
Left common iliac artery No 15 4.66 2.48 0.075*
  Yes 18 3.64 1.59  
Right external iliac artery No 37 3.65 1.50 0.954#
  Yes 39 3.58 1.21  
Left external iliac artery No 27 3.88 2.05 0.909#
  Yes 32 3.50 1.41  
SUVpeak intestine in region near
Abdominal aorta No 40 4.91 1.24 0.226*
  Yes 40 4.44 1.37  
Right common iliac artery No 26 2.78 1.55 0.784#
  Yes 32 2.77 1.33  
Left common iliac artery No 15 3.98 2.03 0.115*
  Yes 18 3.11 1.39  
Right external iliac artery No 37 2.93 1.08 0.909#
  Yes 39 2.99 1.05  
Left external iliac artery No 27 3.14 1.63 0.982#
  Yes 32 2.88 1.05  
  1. Statistical analysis with *T test and #Mann-Whitney U test