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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Standardized uptake values of 99mTc-MDP in normal vertebrae assessed using quantitative SPECT/CT for differentiation diagnosis of benign and malignant bone lesions

Parameters Male (n = 116) Female (n = 105)
Range Mean SD Range Mean SD
Age (years) 28–89 66.3 10.8 29–89 62. 8  ± 11.5
Weight (kg) 35–85 62.8 11 37–90 58.5 10.2
Height (cm) 150–181 168.4 6.3 145–173 148.9 5.4
BMI (kg/m2) 4.9–11.0 7.9 1.3 3.1–11.1 7.1 1.5
Parameters mean SD CoV mean SD CoV
Normal vertebrae (n = 2416) CT values (HU) 224.9 100 0.44 224.2 93.2 0.42
SUVmax 7.87 1.57 0.19 6.97 1.63 0.23
SUVmean 4.97 1.02 0.2 4.59 1.02 0.22
Benign bone lesion (n = 157) Thoracic SUVmax (n = 51) 10.24 1.50 0.15 10.67 1.61 0.15
Lumbar SUVmax (n = 106) 14.10 4.58 0.32 13.72 4.28 0.31
Malignant bone metastasis foci (n = 118) Thoracic SUVmax (n = 56) 20.37 12.18 0.60 15.39 6.97 0.45
Lumbar SUVmax (n = 62) 27.04 13.91 0.51 18.12 6.41 0.35
  1. CoV: coefficient of variation