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24 June 2021: Clinical Research

An Individualized Contrast-Enhanced Liver Computed Tomography Imaging Protocol Based on Body Mass Index in 126 Patients Seen for Liver Cirrhosis

Jian Jiang ABCEG , Maowei Zhang BD , Yuan Ji BCDF , Chunfeng Li CD , Xin Fang BF , Shuyuan Zhang B , Wei Wang CF , Lijun Wang EF , Ailian Liu ACEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.932109

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932109

Table 5 Qualitative image assessment for the 3 multiphasic liver CT protocols in the late arterial phase.

CharacteristicGroup AGroup BGroup CP valueK value for AK value for BK value for C
Image noise3.55±0.513.79±0.494.10±0.550.5690.6010.748
Vessel sharpness4.66±0.554.31±0.604.03±0.710.0010.5420.5690.533
Beam-hardening artifact3.28±0.753.48±0.573.56±0.500.3010.5280.8380.528
Reconstruction artifact3.76±0.443.76±0.433.74±0.440.9840.6850.6850.816
Overall image quality4.45±0.694.62±0.524.67±0.530.3830.6470.7220.639
Unless otherwise specified, data are means±standard deviations.

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