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Table 4 Correlation between signal intensity ratio of the liver, the pancreas and different studied parameters.

From: Gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging study of pancreatic iron overload in young Egyptian beta-thalassemia major patients and effect of splenectomy

Parameters SIR of liver SIR of pancreas
  ρvalue# P value ρvalue# P value
Age .065 .620 .088 .504
Age at diagnosis .433 .005* .542 <.001*
Disease duration .228 .157 .279 .081
Transfusion frequency -.162 .319 -.211 .192
Ferritin -.409 .009* -.532 <.001*
FBG -.449 <.001* -.416 <.001*
PP -.514 <.001* -.540 <.001*
AST -.363 .021* -.484 .002*
ALT -.242 .132 -.411 .009*
SIR of pancreas 0.93 <.001*   
  1. #Spearman rho correlation coefficient *Significant; N = 40; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; FBG, fasting blood glucose; PP, postprandial blood glucose; SIR, signal intensity ratio