BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Feasibility of T2 Mapping and Magnetic Transfer Ratio for Diagnosis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration at the Cervicothoracic Junction: A Pilot Study

Figure 4

T2 relaxation time values and MTR values of different Pfirrmann grades. (a) The T2 relaxation time values declined from grade I to grade V with statistical significance existing in the comparison of each two adjacent Pfirrmann grades (all P < 0.05). (b) The MTR values increased with the advance of the Pfirrmann grade without detecting significant differences between grade II and III and between grade III and grade IV. P < 0.05. All P values of multicomparisons were calculated by post hoc test of one-way ANOVA.

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