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Table 1 The bias and relative change in lesion SUVmax and SUVmean for all the simulated bladder SUVs and for lesion diameter 10 mm. These are estimated from the mean SUVs from all the noise realisations. (The % bias values are given in parentheses)

From: Validation of the physiological background correction method for the suppression of the spill-in effect near highly radioactive regions in positron emission tomography

Bladder SUV Simulated lesions
L1 L2 L3
SUVmax SUVmean SUVmax SUVmean SUVmax SUVmean
SUV 8.5 8.08 (1.00) 5.90 (− 26.28) 7.98 (− 0.21) 5.82 (− 27.27) 7.30 (− 8.72) 5.70 (− 28.72)
SUV 19.3 8.13 (1.61) 5.89 (− 26.39) 8.05 (0.57) 5.81 (− 27.39) 7.68 (− 3.95) 5.80 (− 27.47)
SUV 33.8 8.23 (2.82) 5.88 (− 26.53) 8.08 (0.97) 5.78 (− 27.71) 8.19 (2.41) 5.90 (− 26.23)
SUV 55.5 8.35 (4.41) 5.87 (− 26.57) 8.14 (1.78) 5.78 (− 27.78) 9.54 (19.27) 6.03 (− 24.61)
% Change 3.37 − 0.39 1.99 − 0.70 30.67 5.77