Table 5

Cervicothoracic spine MR imaging sequences*

Magnetom Avanto

Panorama


Basic Sequences

Generic sequence name

T2w sagittal

Vendor sequence name

T2 TSE rst sag

T2w TSE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

0.9 × 1.0 × 3.0

1.1 × 1.1 × 3.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

3:25

5:09

Generic sequence name

T1w sagittal

Vendor sequence name

T1 TSE sag

T1w TSE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

1.0 × 1.5 × 3.0

1.1 × 1.5 × 3.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

4:01

4:15

Generic sequence name

T2w axial

Vendor sequence name

T2 me2 D tra

3 D mFFE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

1.0 × 1.0 × 3.0

1.0 × 1.0 × 3.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

6:53

7:38

Optional Sequences**

Generic sequence name

TIRM

Vendor sequence name

TIRM

STIR TSE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

1.2 × 1.5 × 3.0

1.2 × 1.7 × 3.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

5:42

5:56

Generic sequence name

T1w sagittal post contrast agent

Vendor sequence name

T1 TSE sag

T1w TSE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

1.5 × 1.0 × 3.0

1.1 × 1.5 × 3.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

4:01

4:15

Generic sequence name

T1w axial post contrast agent

Vendor sequence name

T1 TSE tra

T1w TSE

Resulting voxel size (mm)

1.0 × 1.2 × 3.0

1.0 × 1.2 × 3.0

Acquisition time (min:sec)

2:16

4:12


*For further information on the sequence characteristics see Additional file 2.

**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:

FFE = Fast Field Echo

Me = medic

Sag = sagittal

STIR = Short T1 Inversion Recovery

T1w = T1-weighted

T2w = T2-weighted

TIRM = Turbo Inversion Recovery Magnitude

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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