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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Comparison of 3 T and 1.5 T for T2* magnetic resonance of tissue iron

Variables Patients Controls P-value
N = 104 N = 20
Age (years) 30 [23–53] 35 [26–43] 0.41
Gender (Male/Female) 55/45 10/10 0.67
Diagnosis
 TM 47   
 SCA 15   
Other hemoglobinopathy 20   
 MDS 4   
 Other 18   
1.5 T WB Heart T2* 30.3 [22.6–36.8] 32.3 [28.9–36.7] 0.20
3 T WB Heart T2* 18.5 [11.8–24.3] 20.5 [18.3–24.3] 0.14
1.5 T Liver T2* 4.2 [1.8–8.6] 25.8 [23.1–28.0] <0.001
3 T Liver T2* 2.3 [0.9–4.7] 17.3 [14.8–21.4] <0.001
  1. Data are expressed as median [interquartile range]. SCA sickle cell anemia, MDS myelodysplasia syndrome, TM thalassemia major, WB white blood