Table 4

Head MR imaging sequences*

Magnetom Avanto

Panorama


Basic Sequences

Generic sequence name

T1w SE axial

Vendor sequence name

T1 SE tra

T1w SE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

0.9 × 0.9 × 5.0

0.9 × 0.9 × 5.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

3:48

4:13

Generic sequence name

PD+T2w TSE axial

Vendor sequence name

PD+T2 TSE tra

Dual TSE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

0.9 × 0.9 × 5.0

0.9 × 1.0 × 5.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

3:50

4:15

Generic sequence name

TIRM axial

Vendor sequence name

T2 TIRM tra dark-fl

T2w FLAIR

Resulting voxel size (mm)

0.9 × 0.9 × 5.0

0.9 × 1.0 × 5.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

3:38

6:36

Optional Sequences**

Generic sequence name

DWI axial

Vendor sequence name

Ep2 D diff3 scan trace

DWI

Resulting voxel size (mm)

1.8 × 1.8 × 5.0

1.9 × 1.9 × 5.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

0:48

0:58

Generic sequence name

T2w Star axial

Vendor sequence name

T2 fl2 D tra hemo

T2w FFE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

0.9 × 0.9 × 5.0

0.9 × 0.9 × 5.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

3:01

5:08

Generic sequence name

T1w MPRAGE post contrast agent

Vendor sequence name

T1 fl3Dsag

T1w 3 D FFE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

0.9 × 0.9 × 1.0

1.0 × 1.2 × 1.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

6:49

7:44


*For further information on the sequence characteristics see Additional file 1.

**These sequences will only be acquired if a clinical indication (e.g., for contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences) exists. In all patients, however, the basic sequences listed above will be obtained.

Abbreviations:

Dual = Double Echo

DWI = Diffusion-Weighted Imaging

EPI = Echo Planar Imaging

FFE = Fast Field Echo

FLAIR = FLuid Attenuation Inversion Recovery

MPRAGE = Magnetization Prepared RApid Gradient Echo

PD = Proton Density

Sag = sagittal

SE = Spin Echo

T1w = T1-weighted

T2w = T2-weighted

TIRM = Turbo Inversion Recovery Measurement

Tra = transverse

TSE = Turbo Spin Echo

Enders et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2011 11:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2342-11-4

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