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Table 1 Scan parameters for the acquisitions performed.

From: Dual stack black blood carotid artery CMR at 3T: Application to wall thickness visualization

  PCA
Survey
MSDS
1.0 mm
MSDS
0.8 mm
DIR-GRE PD DIR-MSE
FOV mm (mps) 300 × 300 × 50 150 × 200 × 30 150 × 200 × 30 150 × 150 × 20 150 × 150 × 20
Resolution mm (mps) 1.17 × 2.34 × 50 1.0 × 1.0 × 1.0 0.8 × 0.8 × 0.8 0.45 × 0.45 × 2.0 0.45 × 0.45 × 2.0
Parallel Imaging Acc. NA 2.0 p 2.0 p/1.25 s NA 2.0 p
TE ms 5.6 2.4 2.6 2.8 10
TR/TR p. Segm. ms 20/NA 5.2/1000 5.5/1000 5.4/1HB NA/3 HB
Flip angle 15 20 20 20 90
Turbo factor NA 40 40 30 12
Signal Averages 1 4 6 2 1
Acq. Duration ms NA 206 222 161 125
Scan duration s 20 304 629 202 369