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Table 5 Impact of number of tissues/organs included based on decreasing weight for CE stylized reference phantoms using ICRP Publication 60 tissue weighting factors, wT, to calculate the effective dose coefficient, e, with the SD. The difference in percent calculated according to Eq. 4 and stability according to Eq. 5

From: Accuracy in dosimetry of diagnostic agents: impact of the number of source tissues used in whole organ S value-based calculations

Tissue/organ
(n = 12)
Weight
male/female
(g)
Effective dose coefficient
e
(μSv/MBq)
Difference
(%)
Stability
(%)
Muscle28,000/17,00012.4 ± 1.055.2
Liver1910/140014.2 ± 1.611.648.8
Brain1420/120014.2 ± 1.60.048.8
Bone marrow (red)1120/130014.9 ± 1.74.646.3
Lungs1000/80017.1 ± 2.814.338.4
Kidneys299/27519.5 ± 3.915.829.7
Heart wall316/24019.7 ± 3.61.628.8
Urinary bladder content200/20023.2 ± 3.122.916.2
Spleen183/15026.5 ± 5.121.44.4
Gonads (testes/ovaries)39.1/11.027.1 ± 5.14.32.0
Thyroid gland20.7/17.027.5 ± 5.02.30.7
Adrenal glands16.3/14.027.7 ± 5.01.30.0