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Table 1 Variables related to the radioactivity of the multidose vial, withdrawn 18F-FDG dose, and the manual drawing maneuver

From: Effect of dosimeter’s position on occupational radiation extremity dose measurement for nuclear medicine workers during 18F-FDG preparation for PET/CT

Variable N (%) Mean (SD) Min; max
Activity of 18F-FDG multidose vial (MBq) 985.1 (519.7) 200.0; 3774.0
Volume of 18F-FDG in multidose vial (mL) 5.7 (1.9) 1.9; 10.4
Specific activity of multidose vial (MBq/mL) 171.6 (73.1) 34.1; 553.7
Activity of withdrawn 18F-FDG dose (MBq) 295.1 (63.4) 156.0; 554.0
Volume of withdrawn 18F-FDG dose (mL) 2.0 (0.7) 0.3; 4.1
Discomfort in flexing the index finger caused by sensors
 None 3 (30)  
 Mild 5 (50)
 Severe 2 (20)
Hand fitting the 3-way stopcock onto the syringe
 Right 8 (80)
 Left 2 (20)
Exposure duration (s)
 First phalanx (P1) sensor 51.5 (30.5) 19.1; 343.4
 Third phalanx (P3) sensor   51.8 (30.3) 15.8; 344.4
  1. SD standard deviation