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Table 3 T1ρ values (ms) for articular cartilage on the tibial plateau

From: Detection of early cartilage deterioration associated with meniscal tear using T1ρ mapping magnetic resonance imaging

  Superficial (anterior) Deep (anterior) Superficial (posterior) Deep (posterior)
Meniscal tear group 52.0 ± 4.3 41.3 ± 3.7 53.1 ± 5.1 42.8 ± 4.3
Control group 46.7 ± 5.4 39.6 ± 5.0 46.0 ± 4.9 41.3 ± 4.8
P-value <0.05 0.28 <0.05 0.55
Comparison between the OA severity groups
Normal (n = 12) 51.7 ± 4.5 41.6 ± 3.9 52.9 ± 5.5 43.0 ± 4.9
Mild OA (n = 10) 51.8 ± 4.3 40.4 ± 3.3 52.3 ± 4.8 41.6 ± 3.6
P-value 1.00 0.49 0.37 0.22
Comparison between genders
Male (n = 15) 52.5 ± 5.0 41.6 ± 4.3 55.0 ± 4.7 42.5 ± 4.7
Female (n = 7) 50.6 ± 2.4 40.6 ± 2.3 51.0 ± 5.3 42.4 ± 4.1
P-value 0.70 0.64 0.19 0.97