Table 1

Pulse sequence parameters used in the study
Dataset Protocol name Protocol type TR (ms) TE (ms) Flip angle No. Slices Scan time (sec) in-plane resolution (mm2) Phase encoding direction Slice thickness (mm) Slice gap (mm) FCa SBD
Initial comparing T1-weighted protocols A FLASH 25 4.6 30 160 408 1.0x1.0 Right-left 2.0 −1 - -
B MPRAGE 9.8 4.6 8 120 279 1.16x1.1 Right-left 1.2 0 - -
C MPRAGE 7.6 3.5 8 160 614 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.0 0 - -
D MPRAGE 7.6 3.5 8 160 614 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.05 0 - -
E MPRAGE 9.8 4.6 8 120 279 1.16x1.1 Right-left 1.2 0 - -
F MPRAGE 7.1 3.3 8 145 557 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.1 0 - -
Optimizing T1-weighted protocols F MPRAGE 7.1 3.3 8 145 557 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.1 0 - -
F1 MPRAGE 7.1 3.3 8 145 557 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.1 0 -
F2 MPRAGE 7.1 3.3 8 145 557 1.0x1.0 Right-left 1.1 0 - -
F3 MPRAGE 7.1 3.3 8 145 557 1.0x1.0 Right-left 1.1 0 -
C1 MPRAGE 9.5 5.3 8 160 614 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.0 0 -
C2 MPRAGE 7.6 3.5 8 160 614 1.0x1.0 Anterior-posterior 1.0 0 -
C3 MPRAGE 10 5.6 8 160 614 1.0x1.0 Right-left 1.0 0 -

FCa: Flow Compensation, manufacturer's default settings.

SBD: Saturation band, manufacturer's default settings.

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Chalavi et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2012 12:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2342-12-27

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