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Table 3 ADC values of different subtypes of benign and malignant nodules

From: Can quantitative diffusion-weighted MR imaging differentiate between different subtypes of benign and malignant solitary thyroid nodules?

TypeNo.ADC range (mm2/s)ADC mean (mm2/s)
Benign58  
Adenomatoius nodule371.31–1.92 × 10-31.8 × 10-3
Follicular adenoma121.23–2 × 10-31.7 × 10-3
Cysts91.14–2.4 × 10-32 × 10-3
Malignant15  
Papillary110.72–1.32 × 10-30.7 × 10-3
Follicular40.61–1.24 × 10-30.6 × 10-3