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Table 2 MRI parameters

From: Assessment of breast arteries and lymph nodes by 3D MR angiography enhancement imaging: feasibility and pilot clinical results

Parameters Plain scan DCE-THRIVE (enhanced imaging) 3D coronal e-THRIVE
T1-weighted imaging T2-weighted imaging Diffusion-weighted imaging T2-weighted imaging
Sequence THRIVE TSE SE-EPI TSE dyn-THRIVE e-THRIVE
Scan direction Transverse Transverse Transverse Transverse Transverse Coronal
Fold over direction RL RL AP RL RL RL
Fat suppression None None SPAIR SPAIR SPAIR SPAIR
TR/TE (ms) 8.4/4.6 3506/80 4442/47 3733/80 6.9/3.4 7.0/3.4
Flip angle (°) 12 90 90 90 12 12
Field of view (mm) 340 × 340 340 × 340 340 × 210 340 × 340 380 × 340 240 × 420
Voxel size (mm) 0.8 × 0.8 0.7 × 0.9 2.0 × 2.5 1.0 × 1.2 0.9 × 1.0 0.9 × 0.9 × 0.9
Slice thickness 3.5 3.5 5.0 3.5 2.0 0.9
No. of slices 80 40 24 40 85 180–210
TFE factor 40 18 43 19 47 46
Acquisition time (s) 99 98 102 134 45.5 133–154
  1. DCE, dynamic contrast enhanced; THRIVE, T1-weighted high resolution isotropic volume examination; TSE, turbo spin echo; SE-EPI, spin-echo echo planar imaging; dyn-THRIVE, dynamic THRIVE; e-THRIVE, enhanced THRIVE; RL, right to left; AP, anterior to posterior; TR, repetition time; TE, echo time; SPAIR, spectral attenuated inversion recovery