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Table 1 Volume, surface area, and surface area-to-volume (SA:V) ratio for all kidney phantoms in the study

From: The magnitude of the partial volume effect in SPECT imaging of the kidneys: a phantom study

Cortex-only phantom Volume
[cm3]
Surface area
[cm2]
SA:V
[cm−1]
Whole-parenchyma phantom Volume
[cm3]
Surface area
[cm2]
SA:V
[cm−1]
Pat1L 135.5 367.3 2.7 Pat7L 160.1 230.9 1.4
Pat1R 129.3 410.3 3.2 Pat7R 167.9 246.6 1.5
Pat2L 124.4 398.6 3.2 Pat8L 182.0 256.8 1.4
Pat2R 94.8 365.9 3.9 Pat8R 181.8 257.7 1.4
Pat3L 70.4 244.4 3.5 Pat9L 167.2 229.8 1.4
Pat3R 156.3 376.6 2.4 Pat9R 187.9 264.1 1.4
Pat4L 162.0 419.5 2.6 Pat10L 173.1 243.7 1.4
Pat5R 113.8 388.6 3.4 Pat10R 171.1 260.1 1.5
Pat6L 123.0 365.2 3.0 Pat11L 168.6 234.9 1.4
     Pat11R 151.9 213.8 1.4
AVG ± SD 123.3 ± 26.8 370.7 ± 48.4 3.1 ± 0.4   171.2 ± 10.2 243.8 ± 15.5 1.4 ± 0.0
Ellipsoid 212.5 180.2 0.8     
  1. The last line lists the ellipsoidal phantom for comparison