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Table 1 Bone infection, treatment, and 18F-FDG PET/CT scan findings in rabbit model of S. aureus osteomyelitis

From: 18-Fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan for monitoring the therapeutic response in experimental Staphylococcus aureus foreign-body osteomyelitis

Animal number Day 21 Day 0 Tx Duration of treatment (weeks) Day 7 of treatment/follow-up Day 14 of treatment/follow-up Day 21 of treatment/follow-up Day 42 of treatment/follow-up Bone infection at the end of treatment/follow-up
Inoculum Bone infection PET/CT (SUVmax)   PET/CT (SUVmax) PET/CT (SUVmax) PET/CT (SUVmax) PET/CT (SUVmax)
706 Saline No Neg No Neg Neg No
693 Saline No Neg No Neg Neg No
700 S. aureus No Neg No
701 S. aureus No Neg No
698 S. aureus Yes Pos (2.6) Yes 1 Pos (3.9) Yes
699 S. aureus Yes Pos (4.1) Yes 1 Pos (4.8) Yes
702 S. aureus Yes Pos (3.2) Yes 1 Pos (5.3) Yes
703 S. aureus Yes Pos (2.6) Yes 1 Pos (2.3) Yes
707 S. aureus Yes Pos (1.7) Yes 1 Pos (2.0) Yes
695 S. aureus Yes Pos (1.8) Yes 3 Pos (3.9) Yes
694 S. aureus Yes Pos (3.5) Yes 3 Pos (1.8) Yes
692 S. aureus Yes Pos (1.4) Yes 3 Pos (1.5) Pos (1.6) Neg (0.8) No
704 S. aureus Yes Pos (1.9) Yes 3 Pos (3.6) Pos (3.8) Yes
705 S. aureus Yes Pos (2.0) Yes 3 Pos (1.8) Pos (1.9) Yes
708 S. aureus Yes Pos (3.4) Yes 6 Pos (1.6) Yes
709 S. aureus Yes Pos (2.5) Yes 6 Pos (1.8) Yes
716 S. aureus Yes Pos (4.8) Yes 6 Neg (0.8) No
718 S. aureus Yes Pos (0.9) Yes 6 Pos (1.7) Pos (2.8) Pos (2.6) Yes
  1. Tx treatment, SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value, Pos positive, Neg negative