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Table 2 T2 for NP with different Thompson grades

From: Quantitative T2 mapping to characterize the process of intervertebral disc degeneration in a rabbit model

Thompson grade 1 2 3 4 P-value
Number of discs 146 40 32 22  
NP T2 (ms) 121.6 ± 10.4 87.5 ± 16.4 64.2 ± 11.5 45.4 ± 7.9 <0.01
  1. Mean values (±standard deviation) of T2 relaxation time in milliseconds for NP for different Thompson grades are shown. NP: nucleus pulposus.