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Table 4 Application of dynamic steady-state free precession (SSFP) sequences

From: The skeleton and musculature on foetal MRI

Parameters Repetition time (TR): 3.14 ms; echo time (TE): 1.57 ms; field of view: 320 mm; matrix: 176 × 110; slice thickness: 30 mm; gap: 0; flip angle: 60°; 4–6 frames per second; up to 8 repetitions; duration: 34 s
Assessment Foetal movements
Clinical application Imaging of movement patterns of extremities, head, and body; swallowing; and diaphragm excursions
Contractures/arthrogryposis
Akinesia (foetal akinesia deformation sequence; neuromuscular disorders)
Foetal bulk motion