Skip to main content

Table 4 Mean standardized uptake values for [18F]FDG brain images acquired using SiPM- and PMT-PET (n = 22)

From: Direct comparison of brain [18F]FDG images acquired by SiPM-based and PMT-based PET/CT: phantom and clinical studies

Region PMT-PET SiPM-PET Difference
Cerebellum 5.5 ± 0.7 5.9 ± 0.7 7.9%
Brain stem 4.4 ± 0.5 4.6 ± 0.5 5.4%
Caudate 6.8 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 1.3 8.6%
Frontal lobe 6.6 ± 1.0 7.4 ± 1.1 11.0%
Occipital lobe 6.5 ± 0.9 7.5 ± 1.0 14.1%
Parietal lobe 6.2 ± 0.9 6.9 ± 1.0 11.9%
Temporal lobe 5.8 ± 0.8 6.6 ± 0.9 14.2%
Putamen 7.8 ± 1.1 8.5 ± 1.1 9.3%
Thalamus 6.9 ± 1.1 7.4 ± 1.1 7.2%
Whole brain 5.5 ± 0.8 6.1 ± 0.8 11.0%
  1. Data are shown as means ± standard deviation
  2. PET Positron emission tomography, PMT Photomultiplier tube, SiPM Silicon photomultiplier