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Table 4 Inter-method Agreement for Assessment of pulmonary lesion Findings Using two Methods

From: Free-breathing radial 3D fat-suppressed T1-weighted gradient echo (r-VIBE) sequence for assessment of pulmonary lesions: a prospective comparison of CT and MRI

   Visual score   
morphological characteristics Methods 1 2 3 4 5 Kappa value Pvalue
Lobulation Standard-dose CT vs. 25 0 0 0 22 0.698 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 27 0 1 2 17   
Spiculation Standard-dose CT vs. 17 0 0 0 30 0.605 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 17 1 5 12 12   
Pleural indentation Standard-dose CT vs. 23 0 0 0 24 0.451 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 28 0 3 10 6   
Bubble-like attenuation Standard-dose CT vs. 36 0 0 0 11 0.700 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 37 1 3 1 5   
Convergence of vessels Standard-dose CT vs. 26 0 0 0 21 0.700 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 32 0 0 3 12   
Halo Standard-dose CT vs. 43 0 0 0 4 0.355 =0.002
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 45 1 0 0 1   
Cavitation Standard-dose CT vs. 42 0 0 0 5 1.0 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 42 0 0 0 5   
Calcification Standard-dose CT vs. 44 0 0 0 3 0.368 =0.010
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 45 0 0 0 2   
Mediastinal lymph node enlargement Standard-dose CT vs. 30 0 0 0 17 0.773 <0.0001
  MR imaging with r-VIBE 28 0 1 1 17