Standard Parameters for PET Acquisition

Camera typePET or PET/CT
Energy peak511 keV
Injection-to-imaging time30–45 min
Attenuation correctionPET: cesium or germanium source; PET/CT: CT acquisition
Patient positionSupine
Arm positionAt sides
Acquisition mode2- or 3-dimensional
Bed positionsAdequate to include upper thigh to skull base (ischial tuberosities to vertex)
Time per bed position2-dimensional: 3–5 min; 3-dimensional: 1–2 min
ViewMid thigh to skull base