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Table 1 Patient acquisition protocol

From: Improved quantitation and reproducibility in multi-PET/CT lung studies by combining CT information

Time post injection (min) Acquisition
  Early section
  Cine-CT (1 PET bed position)
  120 kV, 10 mA, 0.5 s full rotation, 0.2 s cine interval
  Cine duration dependent on respiratory rate
0 Patient injection
0 20-min dynamic PET (1 PET bed position)
  6 × 10 s, 3 × 20 s, 3 × 60 s, 5 × 120 s, 1 ×300 s
20 Patient break (free to move)
  Mid section
32 Cine-CT (1 PET bed position)
  Cine parameters and duration same as in previous acquisition
34 20-min dynamic PET (1 PET bed position)
  4 × 300 s
54 Patient break (free to move)
  Late section
64 CT acquisition for AC whole Lung (2 PET bed positions)
  120 kV, 10 mA, 0.8 s full rotation, helical, pitch 1.375:1
66 Static PET (2 PET bed positions, 3 min per bed)