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Fig. 7 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 7

From: Simultaneous multi-slice MR imaging of the hip at 3 T to reduce acquisition times and maintain image quality

Fig. 7

Visual image evaluation for articular cartilage. Bar chart of the total score obtained from the three readers. Wilcoxon signed-rank test values (MEAN ± SD:*) were as follows: PDW 0.158 ± 0.601, T1W 0.015 ± 0.523, and FS-T2W 0.142 ± 0.618. PDW for articular cartilage by conventional methods was significantly superior to that by SMS. No significant differences were noted in T1W and FS-T2W. PDW: proton density-weighted; T1W: T1-weighted; FS-T2W: fat-saturated T2-weighted; SMS: Simultaneous multi-slice; CNV: Conventional; EQUAL: equal

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