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Table 1 Magnetic resonance imaging sequence parameters

From: Volumetric magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of uterine fibroids through abdominal scars: the impact of a scar patch on therapeutic efficacy and adverse effects

  Screening, planning & follow-up Scar & scar patch visualization SI change in the subcutaneous fat Multiplane MR thermometry Immediate follow-upa
MR Sequence T2W 3D TSE with DRIVE T2W 3D FFE Fat-saturated T2W TSE RF-spoiled segmented EPI Fat-saturated T1W THRIVE
TR (ms) 1300 10 11366 37 5.5
TE (ms) 130 6 70 19.5 2.7
Flip Angle 90 15 130 19 10
Slice Thickness (mm) 1.25 1 4 7 1.5
Matrix 224*218 208*208 200*188 160*100 150*150
FOV ((mm) 250*250 220*220 320*320 400*250 250*250
Number of slices 160 25 36 6 90
Acquisition time (s) 190 47 46 2.9 173
Imaging plane Sagittal Coronal Sagittal Multi-plane Coronal
Fat suppression N/A N/A STIR ProSet STIR
Additional information SENSE 2 SENSE 2 SENSE 2 121-binomial water-selective excitation SENSE 2
  1. FFE fast field echo, T1W T1-weighted imaging, T2W T2-weighted imaging, SENSE sensitivity encoding, EPI echo planar imaging, THRIVE T1W High resolution isotropic volume examination, TR repetition time, TE echo time, FOV field of view, ProSet Principle of Selective Excitation Technique, STIR short tau inversion recovery, SI signal intensity
  2. aGd-DO3A-butrol (0.1 mmol/kg; Gadovist, Bayer Schering Pharma, Germany) was used for contrast enhancement