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Table 1 Parameters for carotid MR imaging protocols

From: Quantitative evaluation of high intensity signal on MIP images of carotid atherosclerotic plaques from routine TOF-MRA reveals elevated volumes of intraplaque hemorrhage and lipid rich necrotic core

Parameter T1W* T2W PDW TOF MPRAGE
Acquisition mode 2D 2D 2D 3D 3D
Blood suppression technique QIR DIR DIR - -
TE (ms) 10 50 9 5 5
TR (ms) 800 4800 4900 20 9
Flip angle (degree) - - - 20 15
FOV 140 x 140 140 x 140 140 x 140 140 x 140 140 x 140
Matrix size 256 x 250 256 x 250 256 x 250 256 x 250 256 x 250
No. of sections 20 20 20 24 24
Section thicknes (mm) 2 2 2 2 2
Coverage (mm) 40 40 40 48 48
Scan time (min) 6 3 3 3 3