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Table 4 Evaluation results of image quality of DCE-THRIVE and the coronal e-THRIVE scan

From: Assessment of breast arteries and lymph nodes by 3D MR angiography enhancement imaging: feasibility and pilot clinical results

Objects DCE-THRIVE Coronal e-THRIVE P value
Left    
Lateral thoracic artery 3.67 ± 0.76 (1.0–4.0) 4.61 ± 0.81 (1.0–5.0) 9.9945e−15
Thoracodorsal artery 3.04 ± 1.05 (1.0–4.0) 4.10 ± 0.87 (1.0–5.0) 2.5398e−11
Lymph nodes 3.60 ± 0.75 (1.0–4.0) 4.91 ± 0.39 (1.0–5.0) 1.9898e−18
Right    
Lateral thoracic artery 3.71 ± 0.78 (1.0–4.0) 4.60 ± 0.77 (1.0–5.0) 7.4878e−15
Thoracodorsal artery 3.33 ± 0.94 (1.0–4.0) 4.46 ± 0.79 (1.0–5.0) 9.5572e−13
Lymph nodes 3.56 ± 0.75 (1.0–4.0) 4.92 ± 0.39 (1.0–5.0) 3.4704e−19
Comprehensive assessment 3.48 ± 0.55 (1.0–4.0) 4.60 ± 0.44 (3.0–5.0) 1.2712e−8
  1. Data are means and standard deviation. The scoring range of 2 doctors are shown in parentheses
  2. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant