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Table 2 Absorbed dose per activity (in Gy/GBq) for the submandibular and parotid glands under different stimulations

From: Chewing-gum stimulation did not reduce the absorbed dose to salivary glands during radioiodine treatment of thyroid cancer as inferred from pre-therapy 124I PET/CT imaging

Gland type Statistics Stimulation group
  Chewing-gum Non-stimulation a Lemon-juice a
Submandibular gland Mean (median) 0.22 (0.22) 0.24 (0.22) 0.35 (0.29)
±SD (min to max) 0.09 (0.09 to 0.36) 0.08 (0.14 to 0.45) 0.14 (0.20 to 0.67)
Deviation (%)b −37 (0.04) −31 (0.09) Reference
Parotid gland Mean (median) 0.22 (0.20) 0.21 (0.19) 0.33 (0.32)
±SD (min to max) 0.08 (0.07 to 0.44) 0.05 (0.16 to 0.31) 0.09 (0.15 to 0.48)
Deviation (%)b −33 (<0.001) −36 (<0.001) Reference
  1. aData were taken from reference [10] and used to re-assess the absorbed doses using the three-point model. bPercentage deviation from the mean of the lemon-juice stimulation group (reference) and its significant difference level (within parentheses).