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Table 1 T1Pre, T1Gd and ΔR1 values in healthy (n = 12), pathological grade 2 (n = 11) and pathological grade 3 (n = 7) posteromedial menisci

From: Delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of meniscus (dGEMRIM) and cartilage (dGEMRIC) in healthy knees and in knees with different stages of meniscus pathology

T1Pre,T1Gd and ΔR1 values in healthy and pathological- grade 2 and 3- posteromedial meniscus
Time (min) Precontrast (Mean(CI) T1Pre (ms)) 60 90 120 180
Healthy Grade 2 Grade 3 Healthy Grade 2 Grade 3 Healthy Grade 2 Grade 3 Healthy Grade 2 Grade 3 Healthy Grade 2 Grade 3
Mean(CI) T1Gd (ms) 601 ± 31 638 ± 54 739 ± 38 427 ± 49 492 ± 49 383 ± 96 379 ± 43 444 ± 46 370 ± 70 364 ± 32 412 ± 34 366 ± 55 347 ± 31 402 ± 40 387 ± 45
p values   0,189 <0,001   0,052 0,307   0,036 0,761   0,032 0,936   0,024 0,106
% of difference   6 23   15 11   17 <1   13 <1   16 12
Mean(CI) ΔR1 (1/s)     0,75 ± 0,30 0,47 ± 0,17 1,42 ± 0,73 1,04 ± 0,29 0,70 ± 0,18 1,46 ± 0,62 1,13 ± 0,25 0,86 ± 0,20 1,44 ± 0,44 1,26 ± 0,25 0,93 ± 0,22 1,26 ± 0,30
p values      0,099 0,031   0,044 0,120   0,089 0,138   0,041 0,997
% of difference      60 89   49 37   31 27   35 <1