Table 2

 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) intratendinous signal alteration in signal units before (MRI 0) and one week (MRI I) and one year (MRI IV) after the transverse core biopsy procedure

MRI 0MRI IΔ signal Ip ValueMRI IVΔ signal IIp Value
The intratendinous signal alteration in five different sagittal MRI sequences is shown. The percentage change in signal intensity one week (Δ signal I) and one year (Δ signal II) after the biopsy is also shown. The non-parametric Wilcoxon matched pairs test was used.
T1-WI104141+36%<0.0568–34%<0.05
T2-WI101122+21%<0.0576–25%<0.05
PD-WI270350+30%<0.05194–28%<0.05
GE-WI227305+34%<0.05151–33%<0.05
CME T1-WI151217+43%<0.0595–37%<0.05