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Table 1 Cartilage mean T2 values and differences by variables of tested subjects

From: Role of adding T2 mapping sequence to the routine MR imaging protocol in the assessment of articular knee cartilage in osteoarthritis

Variables of tested subjects T2 value (ms) Test value p value Sig.
Mean ± SD Range
Age <25 52.78 ± 11.88 31-67 2.291 0.074 NS
26-35 51.87 ± 14.58 32-74
36-45 49.45 ± 14.84 33-74
46-55 52.62 ± 19.67 31-75
>55 69.29 ± 10.05 54-87
Gender Female 56.5 ± 14.48 32-74 0.696 0.490 NS
Male 53.11 ± 15.8 31-87
Routine MRI Normal by MRI 45.5 ± 13.75 31-74 5.688 <0.001 HS
Abnormal by MRI 64.95 ± 9.29 46-87
Compartment Anterior 51.11 ± 19.97 31-87 0.603 0.551 NS
Medial 52.88 ± 13.84 31-74
Lateral 57.29 ± 15.21 32-75
  1. p value >0.05: non significant (NS); p value <0.05: significant (S); p value< 0.01: highly significant (HS)