Table 2

Relative contrast enhancement indices (RCEI) of normal and abnormal liver tissues showing median, minimum (min) and maximum (max) values for signal intensity and a reference to a representative figure for each type of tissue

Tissue typesNRCEIRepresentative figure
MedianMin–max
Normal liver3+3=61.501.07–2.302C
Hepatitis+fibrosis*3+2=50.970.47–1.252D
Nodular hyperplasia+hepatocellular adenoma3+2=51.200.80–1.702E
Hepatocellular carcinoma†60.700.10–1.302F
  • *Different from normal liver tissue (P=0.048).

  • †Different from normal liver tissue (P=0.03).