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Table 1 Evaluated parameters in both imaging and VTQ (in m/s) shear wave velocities

From: Diagnostic accuracy of MRI with MRCP and B-Mode-sonography with elastography of the pancreas in patients with cystic fibrosis: a point-to-point comparison

n = 19 Ultrasound MRI p-value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Caput size (cm) 1.89 ± 0.57 1.52 ± 0.76 0.858
Body size (cm) 1.02 ± 0.41 1.39 ± 0.64 0.049
Tail size (cm) 1.78 ±0.73 1.70 ± 0.40 0.461
Size pancreatic duct (mm) 0.78 ± 0.17 2.18 ± 0.26 0.157
Size of cystic lesion (mm) 10.83 ± 5.34 12.20 ± 10.05 0.655
  n (%) p-value
Presentability of pancreatic duct 13/19 (68.4%) 8/19 (42.1%) 0.180
Chronic Inflammation 9/19 (47.4) 3/19 (15.8%) 0.109
Malignoma 0/19 (0.0%) 0/19 (0.0%)  
Cystic lesions 6/19 (31.6%) 5/19 (26.3%) 0.999
  Normal pancreatic parenchyma (n = 9) Full fatty transformation of pancreas (n = 10) p-value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Head of the pancreas 1.13 ± 0.39 1.18 ± 0.53 0.968
Body of the pancreas 1.01 ± 0.29 0.93 ± 0.23 0.657
Tail of the pancreas 1.12 ± 0.48 0.96 ± 0.23 0.840
  1. Evaluated parameters in both imaging and VTQ (in m/s) shear wave velocities of the pancreas in patients with residual normal parenchyma vs. full fatty transformation of the parenchyma