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Table 1 Sequences for post mortem magnetic resonance imaging

From: Post mortem magnetic resonance imaging in the fetus, infant and child: A comparative study with conventional autopsy (MaRIAS Protocol)

Sequence Voxel size TA (min) TR (ms) TE (ms) Flip angle0 Averages
BRAIN IMAGING
3 D CISS 0.6 × 0.6 × .06 mm 13.5 9.2 4.6 70 4
3D Flash T1W 1 × 1 × 1 mm 5.4 11 4.9 15 3
2D Destir T2W 0.4 × 0.4 × 0.4 mm 13.5 5460 14,115 150 6
GE (Haem) 0.5 × 0.4 × 4 mm 6.3 800 26 20 4
DWI B = 0, b = 500, b = 1000
SPINE IMAGING
2D T2-W TSE (children only) 1 × 1 × 3 mm 5.43 3050 109 170 3
3D CISS
(fetus only)
0.6 × 0.6 × 1 mm 4.2 9.1 4.5 70 8
3D T1-W Flash 0.6 × 0.6 × 1 mm 3.5 11 5.3 15 10
BODY IMAGING
T2 W TSE 0.8 × 0.8 × 0.8 mm 6.2 3500 276   2
3D CISS 0.8 × 0.8 × 0.8 mm 5.2 5.2 2.3 54 3
3D T1W VIBE 0.8 × 0.8 × 0.8 mm 5.5 5.9 2.4 25 8
3D CISS (cardiac) 0.6 × 0.6 × 0.6 mm 29 5.6 2.5 54 10
  1. TA: Time for acquisition, TR: Relaxation time, TE: Echo time, ms: milli second, min: minutes
  2. CISS: Constructive Interference Steady State, GE: Gradiant Echo, TSE: Turbo spin echo, DWI: Diffusion weighted imaging