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Table 1 Sequence parameters of DP-TSE and SS-DWEPI used in this study

From: High resolution 3D diffusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance of carotid vessel wall to detect lipid core without contrast media

  DP-TSE SS-DWEPI
Acquisition type 3D 2D
In-plane resolution (mm2) 0.6 × 0.6 1.2 × 1.2
Number of slices 12 12
Slice thickness (mm) 2.0 2.0
TR (s) 2RR 4.3
TE (ms, same for both b-value) 42 (effective) 75
Matrix 256 × 76 128 × 128
Partial Fourier No 0.75
Field of view (mm) 160 × 47 160 × 160
ETL 12 -
BW (Hz/pixel) 130 1002
NEX 2 32
b value (s/mm2) 30/300 50/300
Fat suppression CHESS CHESS
Max diffusion grad. (mT/m) 43 Default (25)
Max FSD grad. (mT/m) 2.2 N/A
Diffusion grad. direction All three axes Slice
Scan time ~5′30″ 5′24″