Table 2 Mean ± standard deviation of averaged SNR of b0 images in 5 healthy volunteers in lateral & dorsal columns before and after denoising

From: Non-local means based Rician noise filtering for diffusion tensor and kurtosis imaging in human brain and spinal cord

  Up (C1-C3) Low (C4-C6)
  CLLS CLLS-R p CLLS CLLS-R p
Lateral 9.77 ± 0.47 16.32 ± 3.72  < 0.001 23.73 ± 1.24 49.23 ± 5.33  < 0.001
Dorsal 10.66 ± 0.71 21.97 ± 3.77  < 0.001 23.02 ± 0.56 45.21 ± 7.03  < 0.001
  1. The right and left lateral columns have been averaged together for this analysis. Paired Mann–Whitney U test was used in the comparison between CLLS and CLLS-R