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Table 3 Contrast-to-noise ratios

From: Comparison of fast multi-slice and standard segmented techniques for detection of late gadolinium enhancement in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy – a prospective clinical cardiovascular magnetic resonance trial

  All groups Chronic infarction HCM Inflammatory heart disease
FLASH-PSIR 65.9 ± 71.9 67.9 ± 58.5 * 80.4 ± 126.8 37.0 ± 21.3 *
SSFP-IR 40.1 ± 26.8† 43.2 ± 28.4 *† 38.5 ± 19.9 † 31.5 ± 22.2†
SSFP-PSIR 137.8 ± 103.7† 149.8 ± 114.9 *† 118.4 ± 66.9† 95.7 ± 49.2 *†
SSFP-PSIR nonbh 125.9 ± 72.5† 134.5 ± 72.5 *† 101.7 ± 65.8† 109.0 ± 73.4 †
  1. *p < 0.05 towards the other disease entities for the individual LGE sequence. † p < 0.05 towards FLASH-PSIR gold standard for individual disease entity