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Table 4 Statistical correlation between the ADC values of the different study groups

From: The role of diffusion-weighted MR imaging in assessment of peritoneal lesions: radiologic-pathologic correlation

  Mean ± SD P value
Benign and malignant lesions in general
Benign 1.5 ± 0.5 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s < 0.00001
(Significant)
Malignant 0.9 ± 0.3 ×x 10 −3 mm 2 /s
TB and peritoneal carcinomatosis
Peritoneal TB 1.28 ± 0.08 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s < 0.001
(Significant)
Peritoneal carcinomatosis 0.83 ± 0.06 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s
Benign and malignant solid nodules and masses
Benign solid mass/nodule 1.2 ± 0.1 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s .0027
(Significant)
Malignant solid mass/nodule 0.81 ± 0.1 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s
Benign and malignant peritoneal thickening
Benign thickening 1.3 ± 0.2 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s 0.001 (Significant)
Malignant thickening 0.8 ± 0.1 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s
benign and malignant cystic lesions
Benign cystic 1.9 ± 0.8 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s 0.5
(Insignificant)
Malignant cystic 1.16 ± 0.1 × 10 −3 mm 2 /s