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Fig. 3 | BMC Cancer

Fig. 3

From: Collagen organization of renal cell carcinoma differs between low and high grade tumors

Fig. 3

Fiber alignment coefficient is significantly higher in grade 4 than in grade 1. In the alignment comparison, the sample size is smaller than that in collagen density comparison due to the minimum fiber number requirement in the alignment calculation described in section 2.3. 53 patients out of 70 grade 1 patients had alignment measurements for 1–3 ROI for a total of 115 observations, while 43 out of 51 grade4 patients had this data available for 1–3 ROI for a total of 110 observations. On each box, the central red line represents the median, the lower blue line and the upper blue line represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively, the dashed lines and black lines indicate the lower and upper limits of the data points that are not considered as outliers, and the red crosses represent outliers. The boxplot was drawn using the standard boxplot function with default settings in MATLAB R2014b

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