Table 3: The liver signal intensity Q-LSCR parameter differences at 20 minutes post-Gd-EOB-DTPA injection among different categories of fibrosis.

BiopsyNmin.-max.mean (STD)Group comparison 
sig., F (ANOVA)
Post hoc Sheffe,
sig. (P)

Q-LSCRF0191,31-3,012,19(0,39)15,38F0<F1+F2
20 min.F1-F2320,99-2,982,24(0,39)F0>F3+F4
F3-F4271,27-2,711,77(0,33)F1+F2>F3+F4

Q-LSCR = quantitative liver-spleen contrast ratio; differences between F0, F1-F2, and F3-F4 biopsy groups were analyzed by ANOVA; Scheffe's method of post-hoc test was used to compare differences between the tree groups (F0 versus F1-F2, F0 versus F3-F4, and F1-F2 versus F3-F4); p<0,001, p<0,01, p<0,05, NS: nonsignificant.