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Table 3 DW-MRI parameters between patients with pCR-T and non-pCR-T

From: Diffusion-weighted MRI and 18F-FDG PET/CT in assessing the response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Parameters pCR-T (n = 12) non-pCR-T (n = 23) P value
Mean (IQR)
ADCpre (× 103 mm2/s) 1.38(1.19, 1.60) 1.38(1.07, 1.57) 0.57
ADCduring (× 10−3 mm2/s) 2.70(2.57, 2.93) 2.13(1.71, 2.32) 0.00
ADCpost (× 10−3 mm2/s) 2.82(2.75, 2.90) 2.46(2.26, 2.84) 0.02
ΔADCduring 0.89(0.63,1.27) 0.48(0.37, 0.80) 0.00
ΔADCpost 1.14(0.81,1.29) 0.92(0.61, 1.24) 0.41
  1. P values less than 0.05 are indicated in bold italics
  2. DW-MRI diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging; pCR-T complete response of primary tumor; ADC apparent diffusion coefficient; IQR interquartile range