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Table 1 Quantitative analysis results for image quality comparison between cDIG and LocReInv methods

From: 3D coronary dark-blood interleaved with gray-blood (cDIG) MRI

Method Vessel wall
SNR
Lumen
SNR
Epicardial fat
SNR
Myocardium
SNR
Wall/blood
CNR
Wall/fat
CNR
Wall thickness(mm) Lumen area(mm2) Acquisition
Time (min)
cDIG (mean ± std) 19.4 ± 4.9 6.6 ± 3.0 9.6 ± 2.1 21.7 ± 6.6 12.8 ± 6.5 9.8 ± 3.8 1.4 ± 0.2 5.4 ± 1.6 8.1 ± 3.4
LocReInv (mean ± std) 20.2 ± 4.4 6.9 ± 2.8 10.8 ± 2.4 25.1 ± 8.2 13.3 ± 5.9 9.4 ± 2.9 1.4 ± 0.1 5.3 ± 1.9 7.0 ± 1.9
Wilcoxon test ns ns ns <0.05 ns ns ns ns ns
  1. Note: ns - not significant