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Table 1 Comparison of BICs between histological sections and the corresponding micro-CT slices (0°-μCT) in each group

From: Correlation between two-dimensional micro-CT and histomorphometry for assessment of the implant osseointegration in rabbit tibia model

Group N BIC-Histology BIC-0°-μCT Mean difference Pearson’s correlation
(P-value)
P-value
(Paired t-test)
Implant group 6 67.02 ± 6.21 61.95 ± 13.05 5.07 ± 9.44 0.74 (0.09) 0.25
TCP group 6 31.94 ± 9.84* 34.08 ± 7.37* −2.14 ± 9.17 0.46 (0.36) 0.59
BMP-2 group 6 47.97 ± 21.36 41.94 ± 11.65* 6.03 ± 21.01 0.30 (0.56) 0.51
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. BIC Bone-to-Implant Contact ratio, μCT 2D μCT slice, N number of specimens
  3. *: P-value < 0.05, the significant difference compared with Implant group