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Table 1 Mean ± standard deviation of the slice scar-to-blood and scar-to-myocardium and myocardium-to-blood relative contrast in the black-blood (BB) late gadolinium enhancement (BB-LGE), gray-blood LGE (GB-LGE), and conventional LGE sequences in the human dataset

From: Gray blood late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance for improved detection of myocardial scar

  Scar-to-Blood relative contrast Scar-to-Myocardium relative contrast Blood-to-Myocardium relative contrast
GB-LGEa 1.11 ± 0.51 6.12 ± 4.17 1.69 ± 1.45
BB-LGEa 3.61 ± 1.83 5.13 ± 3.17 0.73 ± 1.28
Conventional LGEa 0.56 ± 0.36 5.96 ± 3.57 3.88 ± 3.53
Friedman Test (p-value) < 0.001 0.028 < 0.001
BB-LGE vs. LGEb < 0.001 0.59 < 0.001
GB-LGE vs. LGEb < 0.001 0.19 0.005
GB-LGE vs. BB-LGEb < 0.001 0.023 < 0.001
  1. aData represent the mean ± standard deviation of the relative contrast
  2. bData represent the p-value of the pairwise Wilcoxon signed-rank test