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Table 4 Quantitative comparison of image quality 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 1 Observer 2
RS-EPI SS-EPI p-value RS-EPI SS-EPI p-value
SNR 118.1 ± 61.56 122.64 ± 54.97 0.2480 125.93 ± 49.69 128.88 ± 57.28 0.6520
CNR 4.95 ± 1.39 4.18 ± 1.26 < 0.001 4.81 ± 1.36 3.99 ± 1.28 < 0.001
SIR 5.42 ± 1.45 5.18 ± 1.37 0.0230 5.57 ± 1.57 5.27 ± 1.45 0.0240
  1. Note: SNR Signal-to-noise ratio, CNR Contrast-to-noise ratio, SIR Signal intensity ratio