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Table 2 Imaging characteristics of activated BAT on 18F-FDG PET/CT

From: The Relationship between Brown Adipose Tissue Activity and Neoplastic Status: an 18F-FDG PET/CT Study in the Tropics

Characteristic n Measured value
Anatomical distribution   
   Posterior neck (SUVmax) 21 3.5 ± 0.3 (1.6-6.6)
   Supraclavicular (SUVmax) 29 5.0 ± 0.5 (1.8-9.5)
   Paravertebral (SUVmax) 17 4.4 ± 0.5 (2.0-8.1)
   Suprarenal (SUVmax) 3 5.8 ± 0.7 (4.8-7.2)
BAT total metabolic volume (cm3)   32.1 ± 7.5 (0.1-143.5)
BAT total metabolic activity   95.9 ± 24.1 (0.2-467.5)
   1 distribution region 8 4.7 ± 4.2 (0.2-34.4)
   2 distribution regions 7 46.9 ± 20.0 (0.2-137.2)
   3 distribution regions 12 131.0 ± 35.9 (13.2-423.7)
   4 distribution regions 3 312.5 ± 114.4 (89.3-467.5)
  1. Data are means ± standard error and (range).
  2. SUVmax : maximum standardized uptake value