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Table 2 Description of patient groups (values expressed as mean ± standard deviation)

From: Monitoring scanner calibration using the image-derived arterial blood SUV in whole-body FDG-PET

  All Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Site 1  
Number of patients 253 (186m, 67f) 100 (70m, 30f) 53 (50m, 3f) 100 (66m, 34f)
Age [years] 61.9 ± 13.9 61 ± 13.4 58.4 ± 12.9 64.6 ± 14.5
Weight [kg] 75.9 ± 15.7 77.2 ± 16.5 76 ± 13.7 74.7 ±16.1
Dosage [MBq] 349 ± 40 326 ± 26 332 ± 45 380 ±27
Scan start p.i. [min] 74 ± 15 71 ± 12 77 ± 15 76 ± 17
Site 2  
Number of patients 252 (154m, 98f) 98 (60m, 38f) 100 (62m, 38f) 54 (32m, 22f)
Age [years] 55.1 ± 16.7 57.7 ± 15.3 51.2 ± 17.2 57.9 ± 17.3
Weight [kg] 76.8 ± 16.5 79.3 ± 14.8 74.3 ± 16.8 76.6 ± 18.3
Dosage [MBq] 298 ± 25 297 ± 22 299 ± 29 299 ± 19
Scan start p.i. [min] 76 ± 18 74 ± 15 77 ± 20 76 ± 17
Site 3  
Number of patients 176 (131m, 45f) 55 (45m, 10f) 59 (41m, 18f) 62 (45m, 17f)
Age [years] 64.8 ± 11.6 66.3 ± 9.2 63.8 ± 12.9 64.3 ± 12.2
Weight [kg] 79.2 ± 15.6 78.6 ± 14.9 79.2 ± 16.6 79.8 ± 15.5
Dosage [MBq] 234 ± 11 235 ± 9 232 ± 8 234 ± 14
Scan start p.i. [min] 64 ± 8 66 ± 6 66 ± 11 59 ± 4