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Table 1 An overview of PET-CT scans performed and number of patients examined (2010–2013)

From: PET-CT in the sub-arctic region of Norway 2010–2013. At the edge of what is possible?

   Exams Patients  
Variable   PET-CT % PET-CT % Exams/pt
Total   796 100 706 100.0  
Sex Females 324 40.7 291 41.2 1.1
  Males 472 59.3 415 58.8 1.1
Year 2010 126 15.8    
  2011 202 25.4    
  2012 203 25.5    
  2013 265 33.3    
County Finnmark 156 19.6 140 19.8 1.1
  Troms 349 43.8 311 44.1 1.1
  Nordland 282 35.4 249 35.3 1.1
  Others/unknown 9 1.1 6 0.8 1.5
Diseases Lung cancer 260 32.7 246 34.8 1.1
  Malignant melanoma 90 11.3 61 8.6 1.5
  Colorectal cancer 87 10.9 76 10.8 1.1
  Lymphoma 77 9.7 71 10.1 1.1
  Head & neck carcinoma 44 5.5 40 5.7 1.1
  Urogenital cancer 28 3.5 21 3.0 1.3
  Thyreoid carcinoma 25 3.1 23 3.3 1.1
  Gynaecological cancer 25 3.1 21 3.0 1.2
  Upper GI-cancer 17 2.1 17 2.1 1.0
  Breast cancer 8 1.0 8 1.1 1.0
  Other cancers 14 1.6 13 1.8 1.1
  Cancer, unknown origin 54 6.8 46 6.5 1.2
  Inflammatory disease 51 6.4 44 6.2 1.2
  Sarcoidosis 12 1.5 11 1.8 1.1
  Others 4 0.5 2 0.3 2.0