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Table 2 SUVmax of different normal target tissues over time

From: Dual time point [18F]FLT-PET for differentiating proliferating tissues vs non-proliferating tissues

SUV maxPET30
m ± SD
(min–max)
PET60
m ± SD
(min–max)
PET80
m ± SD
(min–max)
Contralateral normal Breast0.83 ± 0.40
(0.24–2.12)
0.78 ± 0.38
(0.21–2.35)
0.80 ± 0.36
(0.25–2.48)
Muscle0.95 ± 0.28*
(0.52–1.75)
0.93 ± 0.29
(0.37–1.65)
0.86 ± 0.20*
(0.32–1.21)
Descending aorta1.18 ± 0.34††
(0.38–2.03)
1.01 ± 0.32
(0.45–1.85)
0.97 ± 0.30
(0.38–2.46)
Humeral head3.36 ± 1.79‡‡
(0.78–10.74)
3.87 ± 1.89‡‡
(0.64–9.95)
4.39 ± 2.00‡‡
(0.56–9.57)
Liver6.79 ± 2.03††
(2.96–12.65)
6.24 ± 1.99††
(2.92–12.84)
5.57 ± 1.74††
(2.41–9.81)
Vertebral body8.21 ± 3.17‡‡
(2.13–18.8)
9.64 ± 3.66‡‡
(3.37–21.57)
10.85 ± 3.63‡‡
(3.72–20.72)
  1. *significant decrease; p < 0.05
  2. †significant decrease; p < 0.0001
  3. ‡significant increase; p < 0.0001