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Table 3 Statistical comparison of the ultrasonographic viriables between the fibrosis group and the cirrhosis group

From: Artificial neural network aided non-invasive grading evaluation of hepatic fibrosis by duplex ultrasonography

 Variable   Fibrosis group   Cirrhosis group   P value 
Live parenchymal 0.645 ± 0.055 0.816 ± 0.129 0.022*
Liver envelope 0.639 ± 0.054 0.709 ± 0.112 0.224
Thickness of Spleen (cm) 3.279 ± 0.439 4.058 ± 0.672 0.003*
Ascites 0.413 ± 0.035 0.516 ± 0.082 0.976
HV waveform(0/ι/П) a 128/8/3 28/6/6 <0.0001*
PVVel (cm/s) 18.16(1.273) 15.827(6.301) 0.114
HAPI 1.247 ± 0.155 1.147 ± 0.283 0.009*
HARI 0.697 ± 0.050 0.711 ± 0.052 0.910
DI 0.458 ± 0.131 0.574 ± 0.111 0.030*
  1. * Significant differences (P < 0.05).
  2. a Absolute number.