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Table 2 Individual T2* values (ms) by anterior cruciate ligament region, pressure condition, and phase of the season

From: Compositional MRI of the anterior cruciate ligament of professional alpine ski racers: preliminary report on seasonal changes and load sensitivity

  October January April July
  Central Femoral Central Femoral Central Femoral Central Femoral
Measurements obtained at rest
 Subject 1 9.0 ± 3.4 8.2 ± 2.0 9.6 ± 2.6 8.0 ± 1.8 15.2 ± 3.4 13.9 ± 5.7 12.0 ± 3.1 11.5 ± 5.6
 Subject 2 10.3 ± 3.3 10.3 ± 3.1 11.2 ± 2.3 12.7 ± 7.1 16.9 ± 4.1 13.1 ± 8.4 12.8 ± 2.9 15.5 ± 4.2
 Subject 3 13.9 ± 2.6 10.1 ± 2.0 8.4 ± 2.7 8.6 ± 2.7 8.9 ± 2.2 8.9 ± 1.9 8.4 ± 2.4 10.3 ± 1.9
Measurements obtained during pressure application
 Subject 1 11.0 ± 2.6 8.9 ± 1.4 10.9 ± 2.3 9.3 ± 2.2 15.2 ± 3.1 11.2 ± 3.8 15.6 ± 3.0 12.3 ± 5.1
 Subject 2 14.5 ± 3.6 11.3 ± 3.0 14.5 ± 1.8 16.4 ± 4.3 20.9 ± 6.7 13.5 ± 4.1 19.6 ± 4.9 15.7 ± 5.2
 Subject 3 13.2 ± 3.5 14.0 ± 2.1 15.1 ± 2.5 10.1 ± 2.6 14.5 ± 2.2 9.4 ± 1.9 8.8 ± 2.1 9.6 ± 1.6
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation.