Table 1

Imaging parameters used in the study. Slightly different TR and TE values were used for different planes

3T

1.5T


STIR

T1

STIR

T1


TR

6780-8330

504-620

4450-6780

450-652


TE

78-68

12-16

67-68

12-13


TI

180

-

130

-


NEX

1

1

1

1


Slice Thickness

3

3,5

3

3


Gap

0.6

0.55

0.6

0.6


Matrix (axial)

448X358

384X307

254X173

448X224


Pixel BW

150

160

145

130


ETL

15

1

7

1


STIR = Short Tau Inversion Recovery, TR = repetition time, TE = time to echo, TI = inversion time, NEX = number of excitations, BW = Bandwidth, ETL = Echo Train Length

Sormaala et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:128   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-128

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