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Table 2 Characteristics of the study patients

From: Ultrasonic liver steatosis quantification by a learning-based acoustic model from a novel shear wave sequence

 MR mDIXON quantification hepatic fat content (%)
< 55–1010–20> 20Total
Characteristic     
 Number of participants261811560
 Age (year)36 (23–67)43 (19–69)49 (27–68)32 (26–42)41 (19–69)
 Sex (male/female)20/69/95/64/138/22
Anthropometric measures
 Weight (kg)64.9 ± 11.168.3 ± 8.173.7 ± 13.278.8 ± 11.968.8 ± 11.5
 Height (cm)168.5 ± 6.2165.5 ± 5.4164.3 ± 6.2169.8 ± 5.2167.0 ± 6.1
 BMI (kg/m2)22.9 ± 3.125.0 ± 2.427.2 ± 3.227.4 ± 2.824.7 ± 3.4
Ultrasound parameter estimated results
 Echo attenuation (dB/MHz/cm)0.654 ± 0.1320.713 ± 0.0590.791 ± 0.1170.832 ± 0.0460.706 ± 0.121
 Elasticity (kPa)9.45 ± 3.909.75 ± 5.338.62 ± 2.4110.3 ± 4.509.46 ± 4.15
 Dispersion slope (m/s/Hz)3.27 ± 10.25.54 ± 4.172.62 ± 10.12.97 ± 6.553.82 ± 8.48
 Shear wave attenuation (Neper/m)183.1 ± 57.9178.7 ± 24.7161.6 ± 41.3138.7 ± 19.6175.2 ± 46.3
 Shear wave absorption (Neper/m)61.1 ± 16.859.6 ± 11.355.3 ± 14.549.3 ± 9.5558.9 ± 14.6
 Model by using the combination of all parameters (%)4.5 ± 4.37.8 ± 2.413.1 ± 4.325.9 ± 2.48.3 ± 6.7