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Table 1 Carotid CMR scan parameters

From: Microvasculature and intraplaque hemorrhage in atherosclerotic carotid lesions: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging study

Pulse sequence 3D TOF 3D T1w IR TFE T2w TSE Pre- and post-contrast T1w QIR TSE 3D T1w IR TFE (for DCE-CMR)
Acquisition plane transversal transversal transversal transversal transversal
TR (ms) 20 9.1 4800 800 11
TE (ms) 5 5.5 49 10 5.7
TI (ms) 304 282
Flip angle (°) 20 15 35
Number of slices 15 15 15 15 5
Slice thickness (mm) 2 2 2 2 2
FOV (mm) 160 × 160 160 × 128 160 × 160 160 × 160 130 × 130
Acquired matrix 260 × 258 260 × 204 260 × 252 260 × 240 208 × 206
Reconstruction matrix 528 × 528 528 × 528 528 × 528 528 × 528 512 × 512
ECG triggered No No No No Yes, end-diastolic
Fat suppression Yes Yes Yes Yes No
  1. TOF time of flight, IR TFE inversion recovery turbo field echo, TSE turbo spin echo, QIR TSE quadruple inversion recovery turbo spin echo, TR repetition time, TE echo time, TI inversion time, FOV field of view, ECG electrocardiogram
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