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Table 1 Detailed sequence parameters of WB-DWI/MRI

From: Accuracy of whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (WB-DWI/MRI) in diagnosis, staging and follow-up of gastric cancer, in comparison to CT: a pilot study

  DWI T2 HASTE Contrast-enhanced 3D GE
Transverse Coronal Coronal Transverse Coronal
Image stations 4 MPR 3 4 1 (abdomen)
Respiration Free breathing   Free breathing 3 × 14 s breath hold 12 s
Fat suppression STIR (IR = 180 ms)   None Quick fs Quick fs
b-values (s/mm2) 50–1000   None None None
Parallel imaging factor 2   2 2 2
Repetition time (TR) (ms) 6622   1500 3.65 4.32
Echo time (TE) (ms) 58   87 1.77 1.98
Slice thickness (mm) 5 5 5 3 3
Slice number 43/station   60/station 112/104/88/88 60
Intersection gap (mm) 0   0 0 0
Field of view (FOV) (mm) 430 × 349   400 × 500 400 × 300 450 × 337
Acquired pixel size (mm) 3.36 × 3.36   1.56 × 1.56 1.79 × 1.25 2.01 × 1.41
Reconstructed pixel size (mm) 1.68 × 1.68   1.56 × 1.56 0.63 × 0.63 0.7 × 0.7
Number of signal averages (NSA) 1   1 1 1