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Table 1 Basic scan parameters for the femoral artery imaging protocol at 1.5T

From: The association of lesion eccentricity with plaque morphology and components in the superficial femoral artery: a high-spatial-resolution, multi-contrast weighted CMR study

Parameters Scan type
  1 2 3 4
  black-blood PDW black-blood T1W black-blood T2W bright-blood TOF
Sequence TSE TSE TSE GRE
Image mode 2D 2D 2D 2D
Scan plane Axial Axial Axial Axial
TR, msec 2160 620 2160 38
TE, msec 5.7 5.7 51 8.67
FOV, cm 12 × 12 12 × 12 12 × 12 12 × 12
Matrix size 192 × 192 192 × 192 192 × 192 384 × 384
Resolution, mm2 0.63 × 0.63 0.63 × 0.63 0.63 × 0.63 0.31 × 0.31
Slice thickness, mm 3 3 3 3
slices 14 14 14 14
NEX 10 12 10 2
Saturation band on on on off
Fat suppression Yes Yes Yes No
  1. TR: repetition time; TE: echo time; NEX: number of excitations