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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the adenoma/thyroid ratios 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
Median 1.49 1.65 1.85 1.95 2.01 1.98
SD 0.78 1.09 1.20 1.21 1.46 .52
IQ 0.61 0.59 0.61 0.64 0.91 0.95
  1. SD standard deviation, IQ interquartile range
  2. Only 7 and 5 patients were scanned until 50 and 60 min, respectively