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Table 1 MR protocol for evaluation of endometrial cancer

From: MRI of endometrium cancer – how we do it

  Pelvic series Abdominal series
Sequence Sagittal T2W Oblique transaxial T2W Oblique coronal T2W Trans-axial T1W Trans-axial DWI Gd DCE 3D Ultrafast spoiled GE Gd Dixon 3D FSPGR T2 FS DWI Gd Dixon 3D FSPGR
Range pelvis pelvis pelvis pelvis pelvis pelvis pelvis abdomen abdomen abdomen
Sections 26 29 29 27 28 55/slab 150 46 38 150
TR 3100 3500 3500 540 3195 3 3,7 2177 4429 3,2
TE 100 90 90 10 63 1,42 1.36/2.4 75 59 1.15/2.1
Angulation/recon-struction   perp.a parallel a   perpa sagittal transaxial    transaxial
Slice thickness (mm) 3,5 3 3 6 5 4 1.5 5 8 1,5
Gap (mm) 0,35 0,3 0,3 6 0,5    0,5 0,8  
FOV (mm) 260 210 210 250 300 250 350 280 300 350
B values      0,800,1200     0,800,1200  
phases       4: un-enhanced, at 1, 1.45 and 2.10 min     
Matrix 580 × 260 280 × 261 280 × 261 276 × 257 100 × 98 168 × 167 236 × 158 252 × 168 116 × 124 236 × 158
Acquisition time (min) 3:36 3:30 3:30 2:16 3:28 15 s each 22 s 3:30 3:40 0:19
  1. aAngulation along uterine axis
  2. NB: In pelvic and abdominal series contiguous coverage is necessary