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Table 3 Spectroscopic data analysis for all non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions

From: The diagnostic value of MR spectroscopy versus DWI-MRI in therapeutic planning of suspicious multi-centric cerebral lesions

MRS (mean ± SD)Neoplastic No = 65Non-neoplastic No = 35P value
Cho/Cr5.97 ± 6.011.87 ± 0.5< 0.001*
Cho/NAA6.22 ± 5.071.3 ± 0.69< 0.001*
NAA/Cr0.81 ± 0.711.29 ± 0.690.003*
Cho/NAA + Cr2.81 ± 2.380.7 ± 0.4< 0.001*
NAA/Cho0.39 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.5< 0.001*
Lipid44 + ve, 21-ve25 + ve, 10-ve-
Lactate51 + ve, 14-ve25 + ve, 10-ve-
(AA, A, S, and P)65-ve+ ve 3 abs/-ve 32-