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Table 5 Comparison of estimated mean signal-to-noise ratio (eSNR) for T2WI and b2000 DWI for prostate lesions and peripheral zone (PZ). Mean and standard deviation for each eSNR value are shown and significant values are highlighted in bold. The mean %∆ eSNR was calculated as [eSNR (ERC-PAC)-eSNR (PAC)]/[eSNR (PAC)]x100

From: Prostate MRI using a rigid two-channel phased-array endorectal coil: comparison with phased array coil acquisition at 3 T

  eSNR PAC eSNR ERC-PAC p Mean %∆ eSNR
T2W
  Lesions 6.5 ± 1.7 10.1 ± 3.8 <0.0001 57.8 ± 49.3
  PZ 7.4 ± 2.2 9.0 ± 3.6 <0.013 27.7 ± 46.4
DWI (b2000)
 Lesions 9.8 ± 6.2 12.1 ± 8.7 0.26 57.7 ± 141.8
 PZ 9.8 ± 3.5 13.7 ± 6.2 <0.01 55.1 ± 87.2