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Table 2 Patients characteristics

From: Optimization of contrast medium volume for abdominal CT in oncologic patients: prospective comparison between fixed and lean body weight-adapted dosing protocols

Parameter Fixed dose protocol (n = 50) LBW protocol (n = 50) p value
Gender    
 Male 24 (48%) 23 (46%) 0.842
 Female 26 (52%) 27 (54%)  
Age, years 63.76 ± 13.21 (38–92) 67.80 ± 11.91 (42–89) 0.111
Height, m 1.68 ± 0.10 (1.53–1.98) 1.65 ± 0.09 (1.48–1.83) 0.311
Weight, kg 73.70 ± 13.67 (45–103) 74.08 ± 15.61 (50–120) 0.897
BMI, kg/m2 25.98 ± 4.03 (17.58–36.21) 27.05 ± 5.26 (16.98–44.08) 0.256
LBW, kg 53.02 ± 9.94 (36.44–76.46) 51.73 ± 8.83 (37.90–71.78) 0.649
Contrast media    
 Dose, gI 42.00 ± 0.00 (42.00–42.00) 36.21 ± 6.18 (26.53–50.24) < 0.001
 Volume, mL 120.00 ± 0.00 (120–120) 103.47 ± 17.65 (76–144) < 0.001
Primary cancer    
 Gastrointestinal 22 (44%) 19 (38%) 0.833
 Hepatobiliary 6 (12%) 8 (16%)  
 Genitourinary 11 (22%) 12 (24%)  
 Prostate 7 (14%) 9 (18%)  
 Other 4 (8%) 2 (4%)  
  1. Data are numbers with percentages or means ± standard deviations, with ranges in parentheses
  2. BMI body mass index, LBW lean body weight