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Table 6 Impact of number of tissues/organs 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)
Effective dose coefficient
e
(μSv/MBq)
Difference
(%)
Stability
(%)
Spleen19.4 ± 4.629.9
Urinary bladder content23.1 ± 4.644.816.5
Lungs25.0 ± 5.722.39.8
Liver27.0 ± 6.024.72.5
Bone marrow (red)27.8 ± 5.59.40.3
Thyroid gland28.0 ± 5.32.71.1
Gonads (testes/ovaries)28.2 ± 5.32.72.0
Adrenal glands28.4 ± 5.32.42.7
Kidneys28.5 ± 5.30.72.9
Brain28.5 ± 5.30.02.9
Heart wall28.5 ± 5.30.02.9
Muscle27.7 ± 5.0− 9.70.0