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Table 2 Overview of the 3D morphological parameters analysed as averages over all microcalcifications per patient

From: High-resolution 3D micro-CT imaging of breast microcalcifications: a preliminary analysis

Cases Obj.V (mm 3 ) Obj.S (mm 2 ) Obj.S/Obj.V (1/mm) St.Th (mm) SMI Obj.N
Benign 1 0.0150 0.28 142.86 0.27 2.88 64
Benign 2 0.0237 0.37 59.53 0.30 3.69 24
Benign 3 0.0203 0.37 51.01 0.29 3.13 59
Benign 4 0.0050 0.14 79.07 0.20 3.07 15
Benign 5 0.0156 0.34 55.93 0.22 2.96 21
Mean ± SD 0.0159 ± 0.0071 0.30 ± 0.10 77.68 ± 37.96 0.26 ± 0.04 3.02 ± 0.11 36.60 ± 23.03
Malignant 1 0.0269 0.49 84.85 0.26 2.94 13
Malignant 2 0.0075 0.20 46.46 0.20 3.10 29
Malignant 3 0.0024 0.08 99.66 0.18 3.05 214
Malignant 4 0.0041 0.13 77.26 0.18 3.10 110
Malignant 5 0.0028 0.10 76.80 0.15 3.08 27
Malignant 6 0.0031 0.10 101.12 0.17 3.03 21
Mean ± SD 0.0078 ± 0.0095 0.18 ± 0.16 81.02 ± 19.96 0.19 ± 0.04 3.05 ± 0.06 69.00 ± 79.39
Sign Man-U 0.126 0.126 0.662 0.017* 1.00 0.662
  1. Object Volume (Obj.V) in mm3, Object Surface (Obj.S) in mm2, Object Surface/Object Volume (Obj.S/Obj.V) in 1/mm, Structure Thickness (St.Th) in mm, Structure Model Index (SMI), and Object Number (Obj.N). Bottom row gives the significance of group differences.