Table 2:

Contrast ratios of various carotid plaques on T1-weighted images using 3D FSE and 2D-SE techniquesa

Plaque Type (Modified AHA Classification)P Valueb
VII (n = 2)VIII (n = 9)IV–V (n = 6)VI (n = 14)
3D-FSE0.94–0.97 (0.95)0.95–1.29 (1.10)1.33–1.54 (1.42)1.53–2.12 (1.80)<.001
2D-SE0.79–1.02 (0.90)0.88–1.19 (1.01)1.17–1.46 (1.23)1.55–2.51 (2.07)<.001
P valuec.655.139.028.013
  • Note:—AHA indicates American Heart Association.

  • a Contrast ratios are presented as range (median).

  • b Kruskal-Wallis test.

  • c Wilcoxon signed rank test.