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Table 2 Correlation between qualitative and quantitative assessment by DWI MRI and PET/CT with triphasic CT findings

From: Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in assessment of HCC patients after therapeutic interventions compared to DW MRI

  Triphasic CT Test value P value Sig.
Negative Positive
No. 12 No. 22
DW MRI
Facilitated diffusion 9 (75.0%) 1 (4.5%) 18.565* 0.000 HS
Restricted diffusion 3 (25.0%) 21 (95.5%)    
ADC mean
Mean ± SD 1594.20 ± 303.17 1055.71 ± 164.83 6.447 0.000 HS
Range 1280–2205 690–1310    
PET/CT
No visually significant tracer uptake 11 (91.7%) 5 (22.7%) 14.812* 0.000 HS
Visually significant tracer uptake 1 (8.3%) 17 (77.3%)    
SUVmax
Median (IQR) 2.55 (2.3–2.8) 5.55 (3.6–7.9) − 3.563‡ 0.000 HS
Range 1.80–3.40 2.20–17.20    
  1. *Chi-square test; Independent t-test; ‡Mann Whitney test
  2. DWI MRI diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, PET/CT positron emission tomography/computed tomography, ADC apparent diffusion coefficient, SUV standardized uptake value