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Table 2 SUVmax values from PET images in 14 successfully infected animals with 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

18F-FDG PET/CT scan Number of animals Average SUVmax Maximum SUVmax Minimum SUVmax
Left tibia Right tibia Left tibia Right tibia Left tibia Right tibia
21 days post-inoculation, no treatment 14 2.6 1.1 4.8 1.4 0.9 0.7
7 days of treatment 8 3.2 1.2 5.3 1.4 1.5 0.9
14 days of treatment 2 1.6 1.0 1.7 1.1 1.6 0.8
21 days of treatment 6 2.5 1.0 3.9 1.4 0.8 0.8
42 days of treatment 4 1.7 0.8 2.6 0.8 0.8 0.8
  1. SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value