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Table 5 Diameters and volumes of kiwifruits (n = 5) and human prostates (without endorectal coil, n = 10; with endorectal coil, n = 11)

From: Two-centre comparative experimental study of biparametric MRI at 3.0 T with and without endorectal coil using kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) as a phantom for human prostate

 Diameter (mean ± SD)Volume (mean ± SD) (cm3)
AP (cm)LR (cm)CC (cm)
Kiwifruits, noERC4.9 ± 0.15.3 ± 0.26.5 ± 0.589.2 ± 11.2
Kiwifruits,_ERC4.8 ± 0.15.4 ± 0.26.5 ± 0.489.7 ± 9.5
Prostates,_noERC4.6 ± 1.06.0 ± 1.15.7 ± 1.390.8 ± 48.5
Prostates, ERC4.2 ± 0.96.0 ± 0.56.5 ± 1.087.5 ± 35.7
 p values
Kiwifruits_noERC/ERC0.1780.1420.6210.638
Prostates,_noERC/ERC0.2700.9020.1460.863
noERC, kiwifruits versus prostates0.4300.0800.0860.920
ERC, kiwifruits versus prostates0.0280.0050.8600.853
  1. p values were obtained using Student’s t test
  2. AP anterior-posterior, CC cranio-caudal, ERC with endorectal coil, LR left-to-right, noERC without endorectal coil, SD standard deviation