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Table 2 Intensity of 18F-fluorocholine uptake in pancreas, liver, spleen and stomach 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
Pancreas No 40 9.39 2.10 0.661*
  Yes 40 9.14 2.83  
Liver No 40 11.04 2.34 0.165*
  Yes 40 11.78 2.39  
Spleen No 40 4.72 0.65 0.326*
  Yes 40 4.91 1.01  
Stomach No 40 7.15 1.79 0.952*
  Yes 40 7.12 1.78  
SUVpeak
Pancreas No 40 8.41 1.81 0.526*
  Yes 40 8.10 2.51  
Liver No 40 10.21 2.27 0.128#
  Yes 40 10.87 2.19  
Spleen No 40 4.25 0.54 0.620#
  Yes 40 4.45 0.95  
Stomach No 40 6.34 1.74 0.860*
  Yes 40 6.27 1.62  
  1. Statistical analysis with *T test and #Mann-Whitney U test