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Table 3 Technical scan parameters

From: Factors affecting the value of diffusion-weighted imaging for identifying breast cancer patients with pathological complete response on neoadjuvant systemic therapy: a systematic review

First author Year B0-field (T))/vendor Reported coil specification (Acquired/reconstructed) voxel size (mm) FOV (mm) TR/TE (ms) b values (s/mm2) Scan moment (s) used for review analysis
Woodhams [64] 2010 1.5 (GE) Dedicated 8-channel 2.1 × 1.1 × 5 340 × 255 9500/89 (min) 0, 1500 Pre
Tozaki [40] 2010 1.5 (Siemens) Breast matrix coil 3 × 3 × 3 330 8000/96 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000 Pre, 1 cycle
Fangberget [65] 2011 1.5 (Siemens) Phased array bi-lateral 1.9 × 1.9 × 4 360 × 195 10,300/126 100, 250, 800 Pre, 4 cycles
Shin [26] 2012 1.5 (Siemens) 4-or 16-channel 3.1 × 1.5 × 3 340 8500/80 0, 100, 500, 800, 1000 Pre, post
Fujimoto [66] 2014 1.5 (Philips) 4 element phased array (SENSE-body) 1.4 × 1.4 × 5 360 × 216 3783/64 0, 800 Post
Hahn [67] 2014 1.5 (GE), 3.0 (Philips) Surface breast coil n.r. n.r. n.r. 1.5 T: 0, 750 Post
        3.0 T: 0, 1000 and 0, 800  
Bufi [17] 2015 1.5 (GE) 4-channel FOV 320–340 -> choosing 330: 1.3 × 1.3 × 4 320–340 5150/min (not specified) 0, 1000 Pre
Li [44] 2015 3.0 (Philips) n.r. 1.3 × 1.3 × 5 192 × 192 (1840–3593)/(43–60)a Different combinationsa Pre, 1 cycle
Liu [16] 2015 3.0 (Philips) Phased array bilateral 8-channel 2.8 × 1.9 × 4 340 7099/51 0, 800 Pre, post
Che [19] 2016 3.0 (GE) Phased array 8-channel 2.5 × 2 × 5 320 × 320 2400/62.1 0, 10, 20, 30, 50, 70, 100, 150, 200, 400, 800, 1000 Pre, 2 cycles
Bedair [20] 2017 3.0 (GE) Dedicated 8-channel phased array coil 2.7 × 2.7 × 4 350 × 350 5000/77b 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 300, 600, 900 Pre, 2 cycles
Minarikova [59] 2017 3.0 (Siemens) Bilateral breast 4 1.4 × 1.4 × 5 n.r. 5800/68 0 and 850 Pre, 2, 3 & 4, 5 cycles
    1H-channels      
Santamaria [27] 2017 1.5 (GE) 4-channel breast surface coil (GE) 2.4 × 2.4 × 4 Aera: 360 × 270 Aera: 6500/66 Aera: 50, 700 Pre, post
   1.5 (Siemens) 16-channel breast surface coil (Siemens)   Signa: 320 × 320 Signa: 8000/65 Signa: 0, 700  
Gallivanone [21] 2017 1.5 (Philips) 7-channel 1.4 × 1.4 × 3 310 × 310 10,000/66 0, 900 Pre
Yuan [22] 2018 3.0 (GE) Phased array 8-channel 2.3 × 1.6 × 5 300 × 250 2400/62 0, 300, 600, 1000 Pre, 1 cycle (but multiple in full-text)
Ramirez-Galván [25] 2018 1.5 (GE) Bilateral 8-channel 2.5 × 2.5 × 3 320 4825 (3000–6000) /87.9 0, 700 Pre, 1, 2, 3 cycles, post
Partridge [23] 2018 1.5, Philips, 3.0 Siemens, GE Dedicated RF-coil 1.88 × 1.88 × 4c 300–360 > 4000/min 0, 100, 600, 800 Pre, 3 weeks, 12 weeks, post
Kim [53] 2018 3.0 (Siemens) Dedicated surface breast coil 1.77 × 0.89 × 4 340 × 170 5600/55 0, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 500, 800 Pre, 2 cycles
Zhang [24] 2018 3.0 (Philips) Dedicated 4-channel array 1.25 × 1.25 × 3 230 × 240 2681/82 0, 800 Pre, 2 cycles
Pereira [18] 2019 1.5 (GE, Philips) Dedicated 8-channel n.r. n.r. n.r. 0, 750 Pre, 1 cycle, post
  1. TE echo time, TR repetition time, FOV field-of-view
  2. aDifferent TR/TE and b-value combinations (0, 500 s/mm2 or 0, 600 s/mm2 or 50, 600 s/mm2)
  3. bIn full-text TE = 5.0 ms → within review interpreted as seconds
  4. cDefined as range, here chosen for max FOV and max acquired matrix and min slice thickness