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Table 4 Confidence of differentiation between cystic and non-cystic parts of bone marrow lesions, evaluated using intermediate-weighted (IW) fat-suppressed (fs) and Dual Echo Steady-State (DESS) sequences

From: Semiquantitative assessment of subchondral bone marrow edema-like lesions and subchondral cysts of the knee at 3T MRI: A comparison between intermediate-weighted fat-suppressed spin echo and Dual Echo Steady State sequences

  IW fs DESS
Score Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
0 9 (4.5) 38 (19.0)
1 28 (14.0) 0 (0)
2 58 (29.0) 6 (3.0)
3 105 (52.5) 156 (78.0)
  1. *By the Wilcoxon sign-rank test controlling for clustering by person, the difference between the two sequences were not statistically significant (p = 0.9306).