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Table 1

From: Assessment of coronary artery disease wall thickening using phase-sensitive black-blood MRI: initial experience for the evaluation of coronary artery disease

Study population characteristics. *difference is statistically significant
  Patients Normal p-value
Number (total, males) 23.9 22.8 -
Age (mean±SD) [years] 58±11* 29±6* <0.001
BMC (mean±SD) 28±4 26±5 0.08
Hypertension (n) 16 0 -
Smoking (n) 4 0 -
HDL (n) 6 0 -
Diabetes (n) 1 0 -
AIC (n) 2 0 -
(b) PS-DIR coronary arterial wall thickness and image quality indexes in normals and patients. *difference is statistically significant
  Patients Normal p-value
Wall thickness (mean±SD) [mm] 1.67±0.23* 1.24±0.15* <0.001
SNR (mean±SD) 20.1±12.2 21.3±10.6 0.72
CNR (mean±SD) 8.9±5.3 7.2±3.9 0.20
Vessel Sharpness (mean±SD) 31.6±13.3 34.7±16.0 0.46