Table 2

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters of the sequences used in the study

Sequence parameters

MPRAGE

DWI EPI

FLAIR


TR (repetition time, ms)

2,100

3,700

9,000

TE (echo time, ms)

4.8

98

120

TI (inversion time, ms)

1,060

-

2,500

FA (flip angle, °)

15

90

150

NA (no. of acquisitions)

1

2

1

ETL (echo train length)

-

-

21

Bandwidth (Hz/voxel)

139

1,000

150

Slice thickness (mm)

1

5

5

Orientation

Sagittal

Transversal

Coronal

Matrix (interpolated from)

240 × 256

128 × 128

384 × 384 (187 × 187)

FOV (field of view, mm)

240 × 256

230 × 230

172 × 230

TA (time of acquisition)

8 min 25 s

1 min 4 s

2 min 24 s


Magnetization prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo (MPRAGE), diffusion-weighted echoplanar imaging (DWI EPI) and fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) were used.

Freund et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:170   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-170

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