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Table 1 Sequence parameters

From: Feasibility study of simultaneous multislice diffusion kurtosis imaging with different acceleration factors in the liver

Scan Parameters C-DWI SMS2-DWI SMS3-DWI AF3
Echo time, TE (ms) 59 61 61
Repetition time, TR (ms) 5200 2400 1800
FoV read (mm) 420 420 420
FoV phase (%) 65.7 65.7 65.7
In-plane resolution (mm2) 1.6 × 1.6 1.6 × 1.6 1.6 × 1.6
Slice thickness (mm) 6 6 6
No. slices 30 30 30
Bandwidth, Hz/px 2666 2488 2488
Fat saturation SPAIR SPAIR SPAIR
Shim mode Standard Standard Standard
iPAT GRAPPA 2 GRAPPA 2 GRAPPA 2
Slice acceleration factor None Factor 2 Factor 3
Diffusion mode 4-scan trace 4-scan trace 4-scan trace
b-values(averages) (s/mm2) 50(1), 800(4), 2000(6) 50(1), 800(4), 2000(6) 50(1), 800(4), 2000(6)
Acquisition time, min:s 4:11 2:02 1:34
  1. C-DWI, conventional diffusion-weighted imaging; SMS2-DWI, simultaneous multislice accelerated DWI with an acceleration factor of 2; SMS3-DWI, simultaneous multislice accelerated DWI with an acceleration factor of 3; TR, time of repetition; TE, echo time; BW, bandwidth; iPAT, integrated parallel acquisition technique; GRAPPA, generalized autocalibrating partially parallel acquisition; SPAIR, spectral attenuated inversion recovery