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Table 2 Relevant imaging parameters for the sequences used

From: Multi-contrast atherosclerosis characterization (MATCH) of carotid plaque with a single 5-min scan: technical development and clinical feasibility

  TOF T1-w TSE T2-w TSE MATCH
TE/TR (ms) 3.6/21 12.0/800 59.0/4000 4.2/10.8
Field-of View (mm2) 150 × 200 140/160 × 140/160 140/160 × 140/160 140/160 × 140/160
In-plane resolution (mm2) 0.87 × 0.52 0.55/0.63 × 0.55/0.63 0.55/0.63 × 0.55/0.63 0.55/0.63 × 0.55/0.63
Number of slices 84 slices (with 3 slabs) 16 16 16 (plus 4-slice oversampling)
Slice thickness (mm) 1.0 (with 19% overlap) 2 2 2
Number of Average 1 2 2 1
Flip angle (o) 25 136-170 120-160 8
Echo train length - 7 12 55-67*
Bandwidth (MHz) 250 407 407 130
Parallel factor (GRAPPA) 2 - - 2
Scan time (min:sec) 2:27 2:56 3:24 4:45
  1. *The # of segments varied with oversampling in the phase-encoding direction which ranged from 20-30%.