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Table 1 Sequences for post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging

From: Minimally invasive, imaging guided virtual autopsy compared to conventional autopsy in foetal, newborn and infant cases: study protocol for the paediatric virtual autopsy trial

Sequence Slice thickness (mm) TR (ms) TI (ms) TE (ms) IR delay (ms)
Body Imaging      
T2 coronal 2 2969   100  
T2 SPIR coronal 2 3155   100  
T1 IR coronal 2 7000 600 15 600
T2 axial 2 4000   80  
T2 SPIR axial 2 3341   60  
T1 IR axial 2 7000 600 15 600
T2 sagittal 2 2969   100  
Brain Imaging      
T2 axial 2 5531   50  
FLAIR axial 2 12000 2850 140 2850
T1 IR axial 2 7000 600 15 600
  1. TR, relaxation time, TI, inversion time, TE, echo time, IR, inversion recovery, mm, millimetre, ms, millisecond, SPIR, spectral presaturation with inversion recovery, FLAIR, fluid attenuated inversion recovery.