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Table 3 Qualitative comparison of image scores between RS-EPI and SS-EPI techniques in patients with bladder cancer

From: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in bladder cancer: comparison of readout-segmented and single-shot EPI techniques

Observer Protocol Susceptibility Detectability Motion artifact Image blurring
Observer 1 RS-EPI 3.50 ± 0.56 3.94 ± 0.24 3.68 ± 0.50 3.71 ± 0.46
SS-EPI 3.22 ± 0.84 3.82 ± 0.42 3.63 ± 0.54 2.74 ± 0.44
p-value 0.000 0.005 0.083 0.000
Observer 2 RS-EPI 3.41 ± 0.67 3.94 ± 0.24 3.69 ± 0.47 3.76 ± 0.43
SS-EPI 3.22 ± 0.81 3.82 ± 0.42 3.66 ± 0.54 3.01 ± 0.47
p-value 0.000 0.011 0.317 0.000
  1. Note: RS-EPI Readout segmented echo-planar imaging, SS-EPI Single-shot echo-planar imaging