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Table 1 Tumor characteristics and MRI findings during initial assessment of the studied 40 patients with colorectal cancer

From: Role of diffusion-weighted MRI in diagnosis and post therapeutic follow-up of colorectal cancer

Tumor characteristics No. and MRI findings
Histopathologic type  
 Tubular adenocarcinoma 38 (37 show diffusion restriction in DWI)
 Mucinous adenocarcinoma 2 (show no diffusion restriction in DWI)
Histopathologic grade  
 Well-differentiated adenocarcinoma 13 (mean ADC value± SD 0.979 ± 0.183 × 10−3mm2/s, P-value < 0.0001*)
 Moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma 20 (mean ADC value± SD 1.112 ± 0.141 × 10−3mm2/s, P-value < 0.0001*)
 Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma 7 (mean ADC value± SD 1.273 ± 0.017 × 10−3mm2/s, P-value < 0.0001*)
  1. *statistically significant P-value ≤ 0.05