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Table 2 Imaging parameters

From: MRI characterization of focal liver lesions in non-cirrhotic patients: assessment of added value of gadoxetic acid-enhanced hepatobiliary phase imaging

Sequences Repetition time (ms) Echo time (ms) Flip angle (degrees) Slice thickness (mm) Matrix Size Field of view (cm)
Axial and coronal T2-weighted fast spin echo 1000–1200 75–85 90 4–5 256 × 192 (1.5 T)
288 × 192 (3.0 T)
38–42
Axial T1 dual-echo in and opposed phases, spoiled gradient recall echo (GRE) 170–180 2.2–2.8/4.4–5.3 (1.5 T)
1.1–1.3/2.2–2.6 (3.0 T)
80 6–7 256 × 128–192 (1.5 T)
320 × 160 (3.0 T)
36–40
Axial diffusion-weighted
b = 50, 600
4400–11250 50–60 (1.5 T)
80–95 (3.0 T)
90 5 320 × 320 (1.5 T)
256 × 256 (3.0 T)
36–40
Axial 3D GRE with fat saturation, post-contrast, including hepatobiliary phase at 20 min 3–4 (1.5T)
4–5 (3.0T)
1–2 (1.5 T)
2–3 (3.0 T)
11–15 3.3–3.6 256 × 176 (1.5 T)
256 × 160 (3.0 T)
36–40