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Table 2 MS plaques load in the different anatomical regions by 3D DIR and FLAIR sequences

From: Diagnostic utility of 3D DIR MRI in the estimation of MS lesions overall load with special emphasis on cortical subtypes

Anatomical region 3D DIR FLAIR % improvement Z p value
Cortical type I 293 158 185 − 6.885 < 0.001*
Cortical type II 356 152 234 − 6.767 < 0.001*
Cortical type III 31 12 258 − 3.578 < 0.001*
Cortical type IV 73 48 152 − 3.917 < 0.001*
Overall cortical types 753 370 204 − 7.612 < 0.001*
Juxtacortical 306 257 119 − 2.570 0.010*
Juxtacortical Expanded 1059 627 169 − 7.562 < 0.001*
Periventricular WM 925 804 115 − 4.311 < 0.001*
Deep WM 1100 1072 103 − 0.947 0.344
Subcortical WM 348 311 112 − 2.074 0.038*
Infratentorial 282 215 131 − 5.446 < 0.001*
Deep gray matter 145 128 113 − 1.627 0.104
Overall MS burden 3859 3157 122 − 7.659 < 0.001*
  1. *Significant