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Table 2 SUVmax of normal cervical, thoracic, lumbar vertebrae in male and female patients

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

Vertebrae SUVmax (range, mean ± SD) T-test
Male Female P
CERVICAL 3.29–12.69, 7.66 ± 1.74 2.47–10.89, 6.85 ± 1.64 < 0.0009
THORACIC 4.08–12.61, 8.01 ± 1.52 2.50–11.69, 7.01 ± 1.68 < 0.0009
LUMBAR 3.91–11.83, 7.75 ± 1.46 3.19–11.27, 7.04 ± 1.47 < 0.0009