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Table 1 MRI acquisition parameters for prostate multiparametric MRI (mp-MRI)

From: Diagnosis of transition zone prostate cancer by multiparametric MRI: added value of MR spectroscopic imaging with sLASER volume selection

  T2WI (Axial) T2WI (Coronal) T2WI (Sagittal) DWI DCE MRSI
Sequence 2D TSE 2D TSE 2D TSE EPI 3D VIBE GOIA-sLASER
TR (ms) 4300 3620 4500 3400 4.88 820
TE (ms) 102 104 90 53 1.77 88
Averages 2 3 3 16 1 4
Flip angle
(degree)
160 160 128 90 15 90–4 × 180
Thickness (mm) 3 3 3 3 3 7
Gap (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0
FOV (mm) 200 × 200 200 × 200 240 × 240 256 × 256 260 × 260 84 × 84 × 70
b-value (s/mm2) NA NA NA 0, 400, 800 and 1600 NA NA
Temporal resolution (s) NA NA NA NA 4.8 NA
Matrix 448 × 448 × 30 448 × 448 × 30 320 × 320 × 24 84 × 128 × 24 192 × 192 × 24 12 × 12 × 10
Spatial resolution (mm3) 0.45 × 0.45 × 3 0.45 × 0.45 × 3 0.75 × 0.75 × 3 2 × 2 × 3 1.35 × 1.35 × 3 7 × 7 × 7
Acquisition time (min) 3.19 4.51 4.05 6.26 6.23 8.42
  1. TR repetition time, TE echo time, FOV field of view, TSE turbo spin echo, EPI echo planar imaging, VIBE volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, GOIA-sLASER gradient offset independent adiabaticity with semi-localized adiabatic selective refocusing, NA not available/not applicable