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Table 1 The main parameters of MRI protocols

From: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in bladder cancer: comparison of readout-segmented and single-shot EPI techniques

Protocols TR/TE (ms) FOV (mm2) Matrix Thickness (mm) Gap (mm) Slices Acceleration factor b-values (s/mm2) Averages Readout segments Scan time
T1W TSE 680/20 220 × 220 180×  256 4 0.8 30 3 2 2′2”
T2W TSE 7500/101 200 × 200 320 × 320 4 0.4 20 2 2 3′9”
SS-EPI 3000/66 176 × 220 72 × 90 4 0 16 2 0, 1000 1, 12 1 2’
RS-EPI 3400/63 156 × 260 102 × 170 4 0 16 2 0, 1000 1, 4 5 4′35”
T1W VIBE 3.33/1.23 234 × 360 154×  192 3 0 30 4 1 16”
  1. Note: FOV field of view, RS-EPI Readout segmented echo-planar imaging, SS-EPI Single-shot echo-planar imaging, TR/TE repetition time/echo time, T1W TSE T1-weighted turbo spin echo, T1W VIBE T1-weighted volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, T2W TSE T2-weighted turbo spin echo