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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the SUVs for thyroid and adenoma for the different uptake times in n = 9 patients

From: Optimization of parathyroid 11C-choline PET protocol for localization of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

  Uptake time of tracer (min)
00–10 10–20 20–30 30–40 40–50 50–60
SUVmean thyroid
 Median 3.41 2.38 2.20 2.32 1.95 2.18
 SD 0.97 0.72 0.65 0.62 0.55 0.45
 IQ 1.02 1.21 1.13 1.06 0.99 0.86
SUVpeak adenoma
 Median 4.19 4.22 4.11 4.36 3.38 3.25
 SD 2.24 2.39 2.46 2.58 3.10 1.64
 IQ 3.16 3.19 2.93 2.70 3.03 2.97
  1. SD standard deviation, IQ interquartile range, SUV standardized uptake value
  2. Only 7 and 5 patients were scanned until 50 and 60 min, respectively