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Table 1 Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) sequence pre-settings at 1.5T

From: Safety and image quality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in patients with retained epicardial pacing wires after heart transplantation

Sequence TI (ms) TE/TR (ms) Triggerpulse Echo spacing (ms) Flip angle (°) Resolution (mm) Layer-thickness (mm) Readout bandwith (Hz/Pixel)
bSSFP Cine
(SAx, 4Ch, 2Ch)
  1.21/52.2   2.9 64 1.4 × 1.4 6 930
T2 HASTE   43/467 x2 3.32 160 1.6 × 1.6 5 781
T1-mapping (SAx,4ch)
RR > 700ms)
180 1.13/279.84   2.7 35 1.4 × 1.4 8 1085
T1-mapping (SAx/4Ch)
*RR < 700ms
180 1.01/263.55   2.4 35 1.9 × 1.9 8 1085
T2-mapping   27/193.27   2.5 70 1.9 × 1.9 8 1184
STIR 150 47/760 x2 6.74 180 1.5 × 1.5 8 235
Rest Perfusion (SAx) 115 1.07/193.72   2.2     
LGE (SAx,4Ch,3Ch, 2Ch) (250)
variable
1.19/700   2.9 50 1.5 × 1.5 8 781
Post-contrast T1-mapping (SAx,4Ch)
*RR > 700
260 1.13/359.84   2.68 35 1.4 × 1.4 8 1085
Post-contrast T1-mapping (SAx,4Ch)
RR < 700
260 1.01/241.12   2.43 35 1.9 × 1.9 8 1085
  1. *Heart rate adapted; bSSFP, balanced steady state free precession; SAx, short axis; 4Ch, four chamber; 3Ch, three chamber; 2Ch, two chamber; RR, RR-Interval (ECG); STIR, short tau inversion recovery; LGE, late gadolinium enhancement; TI, inversion time; TE, repetition time; TR, repetition time