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Table 2 MRI signals according to diagnosis in the study group

From: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in differentiation between different vertebral lesions using ADC mapping as a quantitative assessment tool

MRI Diagnosis
Hemangioma (n = 6) Metastases (n = 7) Osteoporosis (n = 2) P.O spond. (n = 1) Pyogenic (n = 9) TB (n = 2) Trauma (n = 3)
T1 signal
Low 0 7 (100%) 1 (50%) 1(100%) 8 (88.9%) 1 (50%) 3 (100%)
Bright 6 (100%) 0 1 (50%) 0 0 0 0
Low with eroded end 0 0 0 0 1 (11.1%) 1 (50%) 0
P .value 0.0250*       
T2 signal
Bright 3 (50%) 1 (14.3%) 2 (100%) 1 (100%) 0 0 0
Heterogeneous 0 6 (85.7%) 0 0 9 (100%) 2 (100%) 3 (100%)
Intermediate 3 (50%) 0 0 0 0 0 0
P .value 0.0023*       
Contrast injection
Cases with contrast 0 5 (71.4%) 0 1 (100%) 8 (88.9%) 2 (100%) 0
Cases without contrast 6 (100%) 2 (28.6%) 2 (100%) 0 1 (11.1%) 0 3 (100%)
T1 enhancement
Simple 0 3 (42.9%) 0 1 (100%) 1 (11.1%) 0 0
Epidural collection 0 2 (28.6%) 0 0 7 (77.8%) 0 0
Para spinal collection 0 0 0 0 0 1 (50%) 0
Epidural and para spinal 0 0 0 0 0 1 (50%) 0
P .value < 0.0001*       
DWI signal
Bright 0 7 (100%) 0 0 9 (100%) 2 (100%) 3 (100%)
Low 6 (100%) 0 1 (50%) 0 0 0 0
Iso- to hyper-intense 0 0 1 (50%) 0 0 0 0
Iso- to hypo-intense 0 0 0 1 (100%) 0 0 0
P .value 0.0001*       
ADC
Mean 1.81 0.96 2.10 2.00 1.84 0.65 2.16
SD 0.07 0.55 0.42 0.00 0.26 0.070 0.057
P value < 0.001*       
  1. *P ≤ 0.05 is considered significant