Standard PET Acquisition Parameters

Camera typePET or PET/CT
Energy peak511 keV
Injection-to-imaging time3–5 min (4 min optimal)
Attenuation correctionPET: cesium or germanium source
PET/CT: CT acquisition
Patient positionSupine
Arm positionAbove head
Bed positionsAdequate to include upper thigh to skull base (ischial tuberosities to vertex)
Time per bed position*5 min for pelvis region (2 bed positions)
3–5 min for remaining bed positions
ViewMid thigh to skull base
  • * Site- and scanner-dependent.