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Table 1 Contingency table for PET in detecting [18F]NaF aortic uptake (PET+)

From: Molecular imaging of endothelial activation and mineralization in a mouse model of accelerated atherosclerosis

  PET+ PET− Total (n)
12 weeks old
 Ur 8 (66%) 4 (34%) 12
 NUr 5 (55%) 4 (45%) 9
 Ctl 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 3
16 weeks old
 Ur 4 (45%) 5 (55%) 9
 NUr 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 4
 Ctl 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 4
  1. The [18F]NaF activity was represented with a color scale starting just upon the plasma activity determined drawing a volume of interest over the left ventricle with a maximum set to 200% of the plasma activity measured at the last frame of the data for each examination [12]. An uptake in a region close and above to the heart was considered as a positive aortic [18F]NaF uptake. Ur uremic ApoE−/−, NUr non-uremic ApoE−/−, Ctl control mice