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Table 6 Mean values (± SD) of quantitative parameters as a function of the reconstruction method (OSEM, BPL b300, b350, and b400) and BPL values variations compared to OSEM reconstruction

From: Impact of the Bayesian penalized likelihood algorithm (Q.Clear®) in comparison with the OSEM reconstruction on low contrast PET hypoxic images

 β300β350β400OSEM
mean SUVmax3.04 (± 1.48)2.87 (± 1.33)2.77 (± 1.30)2.50 (± 1.12)
% of variation compared to OSEM+21.5%+14.6%+10.4% 
p value< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001 
mean SUVmean1.62 (± 0.67)1.57 (± 0.66)1.55 (± 0.64)1.47 (± 0.60)
% of variation compared to OSEM+10.1%+6.9%+5.2% 
p value< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001 
mean SUVpeak2.20 (± 1.03)2.17 (± 1.01)2.15 (± 1.01)2.07 (± 0.94)
% of variation compared to OSEM+6.5%+4.9%+4% 
p value< 0.001< 0.001< 0.001