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Table 2 Radiographic and ultrasound assessment of preoperative and postoperative diaphragmatic amplitudes of the diseased and healthy side

From: Diaphragm motion and lung function prediction in patients operated for lung cancer – a pilot study on 27 patients

  Preoperative Postoperative
  Ipsilateral Contralateral Ipsilateral Contralateral
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Rtg 4.28 2.13 4.58 1.99 2.02 1.2 3.69 1.87
US 6.51 2.28 3.67 1.52 5.78 1.53 7.26 1.72
P 0.01 > 0.05 < 0.01 < 0.01  
  1. Rtg: radiographically assessed amplitudes; US: ultrasonographically assessed amplitudes.