IMPACT OF ACQUISITION PARAMETERS ON THE QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PET IMAGING – ANALYSIS OF THE NEMA PHANTOM

VPLIV SLIKOVNIH PARAMETROV NA KVANTITATIVNO OCENO PET SLIKE – ANALIZA FANTOMA NEMA

Authors

  • Sebastijan Rep University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Clinic of Nuclear medicine, Zaloška 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47724/MIRTJ.2020.i01.a005

Keywords:

PET/CT, quantitative assessment, SUVmax, SUVmean, body weight

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the research was to analyse the most common factors that influence SUV values.

Material and methods: In the study, I used a NEMA body phantom filled with a mixture of water and 18F-FDG in a ratio 1:4 (background/spheres), and analysed the most common factors that influence SUV values. The most common factors include the impact of the patient's body weight, the impact of time between application and PET/CT imaging, and the impact of differently prepared and administered RP activities.

Results: Different values of patient body weight, time between application and PET/CT imaging, and differently prepared and administered RF activities have a statistically significant effect on the quantitative assessment of SUVmax (p < 0.001) and SUVmean (p < 0.001).

Conclusion: The results showed that all factors can significantly influence the quantitative assessment of SUVmax and SUVmean.

Published

2020-10-28
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