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Table 2 HU values of MC regions and adjacent no MC vertebra corresponding regions

From: The correlation between the change of Hounsfield units value and Modic changes in the lumbar vertebral endplate

HU value (HU) Endplate regions Bone marrow regions
axial plane sagittal plane axial plane sagittal plane
MCs I 543.70 ± 130.02 546.95 ± 123.50 339.32 ± 139.82 332.51 ± 144.24
Adjacent no MCs I 351.88 ± 90.72 350.27 ± 87.37 147.28 ± 36.52 142.77 ± 41.23
MCs II 561.90 ± 158.40 565.30 ± 155.27 354.05 ± 148.54 357.75 ± 149.05
Adjacent no MCs II 327.66 ± 87.32 326.17 ± 85.39 144.11 ± 52.68 147.72 ± 52.19
MCs III 729.87 ± 125.83 736.93 ± 139.58 532.90 ± 186.24 544.32 ± 192.60
Adjacent no MCs III 392.28 ± 107.28 391.71 ± 99.01 145.08 ± 41.88 143.28 ± 41.13
  1. The HU values of MC regions and adjacent no MC vertebra corresponding regions were measured in different adjacent vertebral levels in the same patient at the same time and on the same CT image