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Table 2 Best-performing patterns for the different pulse sequences and imaging planes tested. The exclamation mark after (c) emphasizes the SNR problem discussed in discussion

From: Minimizing eddy currents induced in the ground plane of a large phased-array ultrasound applicator for echo-planar imaging-based MR thermometry

  Geometric distortion quantification Geometric distortion vs. temperature mapping Geometric distortion vs. temperature mapping
SPGR EPI
Sagittal (f) (d) (f) (c) (!) (d)
Axial (a)–(f) (d) (f) (d) (f) (c)
Coronal (d) (d) (f) (c) (!) (d) (f)