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Table 3 Perfusion of OM lesions in the long bones (right hind limb) and of the corresponding non-infected positions (left hind limb). Unless otherwise noted, the VOIs were spherical

From: Blood perfusion in osteomyelitis studied with [15O]water PET in a juvenile porcine model

Region Pig no. Perfusion, mL/min/100 cm3a Right/left
Right Left Right–left  
Proximal femurb 1 29 26 3 1.1
Distal femur 1 41 20 21 2.1
Distal femurb, c 5 52 27 25 1.9
Distal femur 6 53 20 33 2.6
Distal femurb, c 7 56 24 32 2.3
Distal femur 8 24 22 2 1.1
Distal femur 9 27 18 9 1.5
Distal femur 10 25 34 −9 0.7
Proximal tibia 1 34 33 1 1.0
Proximal tibiac 6 35 31 4 1.1
Proximal tibiab 7 36 35 2 1.1
Proximal tibiab 8 42 29 12 1.4
Proximal tibiab 9 26 14 12 1.8
Proximal tibiab 10 35 38 −3 0.9
Distal tibiab, c 7 43 27 16 1.6
Distal tibiab 8 70 33 37 2.1
Distal tibia 10 36 17 19 2.1
Patellad 2 23 37 −14 0.6
  1. aConversion to unit mL/min/100 g may be performed by division with tissue density. According to Woodard et al. [41], tissue density is 1.05 g/cm3 for the skeletal muscle, 1.03 g/cm3 for the red marrow, 0.98 g/cm3 for the yellow marrow and 1.92 g/cm3 for the cortical bone
  2. bThe lesion contained sequester or developing sequester
  3. cCustom-drawn or elliptical VOI for irregular lesion; corresponding VOI in left limb was spherical
  4. dThe patella was necrotic and left out of the statistical analysis; see main text