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Table 1 Characteristics of cases and controls

From: Assessment of gadolinium deposition in the brain tissue of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease patients after contrast enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Characteristic Cases (n = 62) Controls (n = 62)
Male 50% 50%
Median age at first CMR (range) 14 years (4 days–51 years)  
Median age at first brain MRI after CMR (range) 15 years (18 days–54 years) 17 years (4 days–63 years)
Median number of contrast enhanced MRIs (range) 2 (1–5)  
Median lifetime dose of Gd (mmol/kg) (range) 0.28 (0.04–0.75) 0
Mean ± SD dp-SIR at first brain MRI after CMR 0.94 ± 0.08 0.92 ± 0.07
  1. CMR cardiovascular magnetic resonance, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, Gd gadolinium, dp-SIR dentate nucleus-to-pons signal intensity ratio, SD standard deviation