TABLE 1

Results of the bronchial wall measurements of frozen and paraffin sections as well as Micro computed tomography (Micro-CT) and CT measurements

Paraffin sectionsFrozen sectionsMicro-CTCT IBMCT FWHM
Evaluated bronchi77777
Median0.750.710.840.681.69
Mean±sd0.75±0.140.66±0.150.82±0.130.72±0.181.64±0.14
Range0.05–0.910.42–0.830.56–0.950.43–0.901.36–1.77
Interquartile range0.72–0.910.55–0.760.77–0.900.61–0.891.59–1.75

All values are given in the dimensional unit millimetres except for the count of evaluated bronchi. CT: computed tomography; IBM: integral-based method; FWHM: full-width-at-half-maximum method.