Table 2

Imaging modalities and protocols used in this study

Gammex/UTHSCSA Mark 1 phantom

Gammex/UTHSCSA Mark 2 phantom

UTHSCSA Multimodality tumor measurement phantom


US

Vevo 770™ -120 high frequency system(Visualsonics Inc. Toronto, ON, Canada)

Vevo 770™ -120 high frequency system(Visualsonics Inc. Toronto, ON, Canada)

Vevo 770™ -120 high frequency system(Visualsonics Inc. Toronto, ON, Canada)

Scanhead RMV 703, 35 MHz center frequency, 10 mm focal length

Scanhead RMV 703, 35 MHz center frequency, 10 mm focal length

Scanhead RMV 703 35 MHz center frequency, 10 mm focal length

Resolution

Axial: 50 μ, Lateral: 110 μ

Axial: 50 μ, Lateral: 110 μ

Axial: 50 μ, Lateral: 110 μ


CT

Brilliance 64-slice scanner (Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA)

Micro-CT (Gamma Medica-Ideas, Inc., Northridge, CA)

Micro-CT (Gamma Medica-Ideas, Inc., Northridge, CA)

Tube voltage: 120 kV, Tube current: 133 mA, Exposure time: 0.75 s, CTDIvol : 21.4 mGy

Tube voltage: 75 kV, Tube current: 185 μA, Acquisition time: 60 s

Tube voltage: 75 kV, Tube current: 185 μA, Acquisition time: 60 s

Resolution

0.35 × 0.35 × 1.00 mm3

0.17 × 0.17 × 0.17 mm3

0.17 × 0.17 × 0.17 mm3


MRI

Achieva 3.0T scanner (Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA)

Intera 1.5T scanner (Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA)

7.0T scanner (Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany)

Surface coil Turbo spin echo T1 weighted images TR = 1121 ms, TE = 4.63 ms, echo train factor = 5 and number of average = 10

Head coil 3D FFE T1 weighted images TR = 8.59 ms, TE = 4.19 ms, echo train factor = 0 and number of average = 24

Bruker Volume coil 3D Turbo RARE

Resolution

0.94 × 0.94 × 5.00 mm3

0.75 × 0.75 × 2.00 mm3

0.13 × 0.20 × 0.23 mm3


* FFE - Fast Field Echo

* RARE - Rapid Acquisition with Relaxation Enhancement

Lee et al. BMC Medical Physics 2011 11:1   doi:10.1186/1756-6649-11-1

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