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Table 3 Results of the SNR analysis for the three sequences

From: Feasibility study of simultaneous multislice diffusion kurtosis imaging with different acceleration factors in the liver

  C-DWI SMS2-DWI SMS3-DWI P values P values P values P values
Overall C vs. SMS2 SMS2 vs. SMS3 C vs. SMS3
SNR        
b = 800 107.55 ± 48.56 103.51 ± 53.90 75.22 ± 57.60 0.015 1.000 0.059 0.024
b = 2000 50.88 ± 25.31 47.30 ± 23.11 38.95 ± 28.72 0.110 1.000 0.452 0.123
  1. Means and standard deviations are shown for all sequences. SNR, signal-to-noise ratio; b800, b = 800 s/mm2; b2000, b = 2000 s/mm2; C-DWI, conventional diffusion-weighted imaging; SMS2-DWI, simultaneous multislice accelerated DWI with an acceleration factor of 2; SMS3-DWI, simultaneous multislice accelerated DWI with an acceleration factor of 3