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Table 4 Scar-to-blood, scar-to-myocardium and blood-to-myocardium relative contrast in each animal dataset (in gray blood (GB), black blood (BB), and conventional (phase-sensitive inversion recovery) late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) sequences)

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

   Pig 1 Pig 2 Pig 3 Pig 4 Pig 5 Mean ± SD
Scar-to-blood GB-LGE 1.76 1.27 1.56 1.33 1.73 1.53 ± 0.22
BB-LGE 4.67 4.43 5.71 7.23 3.85 5.18 ± 1.33
LGE 0.013 −0.19 −0.025 −0.17 0.21 −0.03 ± 0.16
Scar-to-myocardium GB-LGE 17.59 4.80 6.91 7.66 7.87 8.97 ± 4.97
BB-LGE 5.72 4.77 4.18 6.18 2.44 4.66 ± 1.47
LGE 2.43 3.32 16.73 3.14 10.04 7.13 ± 6.19
Blood-to-myocardium GB-LGE 5.73 1.55 2.09 2.72 2.25 2.87 ± 1.66
BB-LGE 0.185 0.06 −0.23 −0.13 −0.29 0.08 ± 0.19
LGE 2.38 4.3 17.19 3.99 8.12 7.20 ± 5.97