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Table 3 Comparison of Image Contrast based on regions among DIR, FLAIR, and T2WI

From: Lesion load assessment among multiple sclerosis patient using DIR, FLAIR, and T2WI sequences

Regions DIR FLAIR T2WI R2 p value
Mean (median) SD
(IQR)
Mean (median) SD
(IQR)
Mean (median) SD
(IQR)
Infratentorial 0.58(0.56) a 0.16(0.24) 0.16(0.17) c 0.16(0.09) 0.2(0.26) b 0.26(0.12) 120.114* < 0.001
Juxtacortical 0.68(0.71) a 0.21(0.12) 0.23(0.23) c 0.06(0.1) 0.31(0.32) b 0.12(0.16) 128.878* < 0.001
Subcortical 0.68(0.69) a 0.14(0.15) 0.28(0.26) c 0.12(0.11) 0.38(0.37) b 0.14(0.18) 152.271* < 0.001
Periventricular 0.73(0.72) a 0.08(0.1) 0.3(0.31) c 0.15(0.11) 0.42(0.41) b 0.11(0.18) 167.558* < 0.001
CSF 0.87(0.89) b 0.07(0.1) 0.92(0.92) a 0.04(0.07) -0.33(-0.36) c 0.13(0.18) 155.881* < 0.001
NAGM 0.19(0.2) a 0.13(0.18) 0.12(0.13) b 0.1(0.1) 0.18(0.19)a 0.16(0.24) 22.041* < 0.001
NAGM/NAWM 0.58(0.59) a 0.13(0.16) 0.15(0.14) c 0.11(0.10) 0.24(0.23) b 0.08(0.09) 156.545* < 0.001
  1. *Significant at 0.05 level median with different letter are significantly different