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Table 1 Comparison of the K1 values from the 1000 simulations (Monte Carlo) using the same IDIF for the seven different time samplings

From: Optimization of temporal sampling for 18F-choline uptake quantification in prostate cancer assessment

Time sampling Average K1 value (mL/ccm/min) ± SD 95% confidence interval (mL/ccm/min)
   Lower bound Upper bound
5 × 60″ 0.6474 ± 0.0188 0.6462 0.6486
10 × 30″ 0.6126 ± 0.0176 0.6115 0.6137
15 × 15″–1 × 75″ 0.5498 ± 0.0172 0.5487 0.5509
6 × 10″–8 × 30″ 0.5191 ± 0.0148 0.5181 0.5200
12 × 5″–8 × 30″ 0.5053 ± 0.0140 0.5044 0.5062
10 × 5″–4 × 10″–3 × 20″–5 × 30″ 0.5073 ± 0.0140 0.5064 0.5082
8 × 3″–8 × 12″–6 × 30″ 0.4982 ± 0.0137 0.4973 0.4990