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Table 4 Slice-based composition analyses: MATCH vs. Conventional protocol

From: Multi-contrast atherosclerosis characterization (MATCH) of carotid plaque with a single 5-min scan: technical development and clinical feasibility

  Conventional Protocol (T1-w TSE, T2-w TSE, TOF)
  LRNC IPH CA LM
   + - + - + - + -
MATCH Protocol + 46 3 22 7 31 16 23 2
- 4 83 0 107 1 88 8 103
# of slice in agreement (%) 129 (94.9%) 129 (94.9%) 119 (87.5%) 126 (92.6%)
Kappa (p-value) 0.89 (<0.001) 0.83 (<0.001) 0.70 (<0.001) 0.78 (<0.001)
  1. LRNC: lipid-rich necrotic core; IPH: intra-plaque hemorrhage; CA: calcification; LM: loose matrix. +: detected; -: undetected.
  2. Note: the plaque with IPH detected was also counted as a plaque with LRNC.