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Table 1 Measurement of normal renal elasticity by shear wave elastography (SWE)

From: Effect of renal perfusion and structural heterogeneity on shear wave elastography of the kidney: an in vivo and ex vivo study

Position Compartments Left kidney (kPa, n = 16) Right kidney (kPa, n = 16) P value
Renal mid-portion Cortex 15.78 ± 1.52**## 16.33 ± 1.44**## 0.382
Medulla 13.16 ± 1.69* 13.55 ± 1.38* 0.561
Sinus 11.70 ± 1.62 12.23 ± 1.42 0.432
Renal lower pole Cortex 4.41 ± 0.36 4.50 ± 0.48 0.54
  1. Values are given as the mean ± SD. Measurements were performed respectively with the ultrasound (US) beam along (axial, mid-portion) and perpendicular (transverse, lower pole) to the main axis of the pyramid. Using paired t-test or ANOVA analysis. Compared with sinus: *, P<0.05; **, P<0.01 Compared with medulla: ##, P<0.01