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Table 2 Elastographic measurements in the head, body and tail of the pancreas of patients with type 1 diabetes and healthy volunteers

From: Ultrasound point shear wave elastography of the pancreas: comparison of patients with type 1 diabetes and healthy volunteers – results from a pilot study

Vs in [m/s] Mean ± SD median (min-max) IQR
Patients with type 1 diabetes Healthy volunteers p-value
Site 1 = head 1.0 ± 0.2a 1.0 ± 0.2 0.4193
1.1 (0.7–1.5) 0.9 (0.6–1.3)
0,3 0,2
Site 2 = body 1.2 ± 0.2 1.2 ± 0.2 0.9834
1.2 (0.9–1.8) 1.2 (0.9–1.6)
0,18 0,4
Site 3 = tail 1.0 ± 0.2b 0.9 ± 0.1 0.0474
1.0 (0.8–1.3) 0.8 (0.7–1.2)
0,04 0,2
Mean (1–3) 1.1 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.1 0.2453
1.0 (0.9–1.4) 1.0 (0.8–1.2)
0,2 0,2
  1. Vs Shear wave velocity, SD Standard deviation, min Minimum, max Maximum, IQR Inter quartile range, level of significance P < 0.05
  2. a1 Missing from 1 patient because a penetration depth > 8 cm not possible, only site 2 could be measured in this patient
  3. bMissing from 2 patients