Table 5

 Random (mean (SD)) and systematic differences (with significance levels) in quantitative knee cartilage morphology parameters between sagittal DESSwe and coronal FLASHwe

tABcABACVCVCtABThCtABThCcAB
For abbreviations see footnotes to tables 1 and 2; systematic pairwise difference between sagittal DESSwe and cor FLASHwe significant at *p<0.05; **p<0.01; and; ***p<0.00.
Medial tibia
Random difference (%)6.3 (3.9)6.1 (3.7)3.7 (3.3)5.8 (3.7)2.5 (2.2)4.4 (3.1)4.8 (3.1)
Systematic difference (%)−6.3***−5.8***−1.5−5.5***0.9−3.8***−4.3***
Correlation0.970.970.960.990.990.980.95
Lateral tibia
Random difference (%)7.0 (3.8)6.8 (3.3)6.2 (3.9)6.2 (4.3)3.3 (3.1)3.6 (2.2)3.2 (2.3)
Systematic difference (%)−2.7−2.6−1.5−0.72.2*−2.7***−2.7***
Correlation0.930.940.930.960.930.960.97
Central medial femur
Random difference (%)7.9 (5.9)10.9 (21.0)7.1 (12.5)9.5 (16.1)5.9 (10.1)6.9 (13.9)4.6 (4.1)
Systematic difference (%)7.2***9.9***4.18.1***0.73.82.7
Correlation0.900.960.960.980.970.980.96
Central lateral femur
Random difference (%)3.9 (3.3)4.6 (3.9)7.7 (4.3)8.6 (4.9)8.0 (4.6)7.1 (5.6)6.4 (4.1)
Systematic difference (%)−1.0−0.2−6.8***−6.7***−5.7***−1.6−2.3
Correlation0.950.950.940.890.900.880.90