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Table 2 Comparison of the terminal exponentials of blood samples and the terminal exponential of image-derived input curve

From: Comparison of [18F] NaF PET/CT dynamic analysis methods and a static analysis method including derivation of a semi-population input function for site-specific measurements of bone formation in a population with chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder

   Blood sample-derived terminal exponential
30, 40, 50 and 60 min
Image-derived terminal exponential Mean difference (kBq/min) ± SD  − 0.32 ± 0.79
p value 0.187
Mean ratio ± SD 1.06 ± 0.14
p value 0.143
  1. Mean differences significantly different from 0 and mean ratios significantly different from 1 were determined using the student paired t-test. Level of statistical significance p < 0.05