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Table 2 Imaging parameters for T2-STIR, VISTA, and T2prep-GE sequences

From: Imaging of carotid artery vessel wall edema using T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance

MRI sequence T2-STIR VISTA T2prep-GE
Technique 2D black blood, TSE 3D black blood, TSE 3D black blood, GE
TE, ms 100 366 1.88/3.5
TR, ms 1800 1400 5.9 ms
Echo train length 30 177 -
Matrix size 200 × 200 200 × 200 200 × 200
Number of slices 50 397 396
Spatial resolution, mm3 1.5 × 1.57 ×4 1 × 1 × 1 1 × 1 × 1
Slice gap, mm 4 - -
Number of signal average (NSA) 2 4 2
Flip angle 90 - 15
TFE factor - - 16
Scan time, minutes 24 16 17
  1. T2-STIR; T2-weighted Short Tau Inversion Recovery. VISTA; Volumetric ISotropic Turbo spin echo Acquisition. T2prep-GE; T2 prepared gradient echo. TSE; Turbo Spin Echo. TFE; Turbo Field Echo.