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Table 3 Application of thick-slab T2-w imaging

From: The skeleton and musculature on foetal MRI

Parameters Coronal and sagittal planes; repetition time (TR): 8,000 ms; echo time (TE): 400–800 ms; field of view: 210–320 mm; matrix: 256 × 205; slice thickness: 30–50 mm; flip angle: 90°; up to 15 projections (12°–15° angulation); duration: 8 s
Assessment Foetal proportions and surface, whole foetus from different angles
Clinical application Facial features (micrognathia; dysmorphic features)
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
Dwarfism, mesomelia or rizomelia (skeletal dysplasias)
Extremity positioning (contractures, arthrogryposis)
Extremity thickness (hydrops; subcutaneous oedema; muscle mass)
Limb deformity/deficiency (amniotic bands; clubfeet; skeletal dysplasias)
External masses (extensive lymphangiomas)
Discontinuity of the body surface (omphalocele; spina bifida)