Table 3

Relaxation times T1 and T2 (ms), magnetization transfer ratio MTR (x100) and diffusion parameters FA and ADC (mm2/s) presented as mean ± SD for all groups (n=15 per group)
T1 T2 MTR FA.10-2 ADC.10-4
Nucleus pulposus
In-situ 1140±76 124±16 34±20 8.03±4.59 15.04±0.62
Dig 6h 1056±130 87±26 28±15 18.59±6.67 15.25±1.58
Dig 18h 1115±130 123±5 33±24 8.15±4.52 14.79±1.13
Dig 24h 1144±78 118±7 32±22 13.03±7.08 14.17±0.84
Annulus fibrosus
In-situ 706±44 70±11 44±15 15.83±3.05 15.89±1.06
Dig 6h 659±71 62±11 38±13 23.87±5.24 16.87±0.95
Dig 18h 663±73 65±5 42±18 17.10±4.60 15.34±1.27
Dig 24h 710±85 68±5 42±16 20.89±4.93 15.42±1.13

Recuerda et al.

Recuerda et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:195   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-195

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