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Table 1 Imaging protocol parameters for MRI of suspected acute appendicitis

From: Fast acquisition abdominal MRI study for the investigation of suspected acute appendicitis in paediatric patients

Parameter2D SSFSE with fat suppression2D SSFSE without fat suppression2D DWI with fat suppression
AxialCoronalAxialCoronalAxial
TR (ms)1388–17011120–17201190–17061373–17064000/7500
TE (ms)88.06–102.887.12–92.4588.06–92.4287.12–92.4568.9–71.2
FOV (cm)40.038.040.038.040.0
Matrix384 × 160325 × 256352 × 256352 × 25696 × 28
Bandwidth (kHz)83.3383.3383.3383.33250
Slice thickness (mm)3.03.03.03.05.5
Slice spacing (mm)0.30.30.30.30.5
No. of signal averages11111