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Table 1 MRI imaging protocols for screening, HIFU therapy and 3-month follow-up

From: Wedged gel pad for bowel manipulation during MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy to treat uterine fibroids: a case report

Examination Sequence type Purpose Imaging plane TR (ms) TE (ms) FA () Section thickness (mm) FOV (mm)
Screening T2W TSE Uterine fibroid Sagittal 4844 95 90 3 240x240
  T2W TSE Uterine fibroid Axial 3845 80 90 4 300x300
  T1W Uterine fibroid Sagittal 5.2 2.6 7 3 345x250
  DWI Uterine fibroid Axial 3733 83 90 5 375x290
  CE-T1W Uterine fibroid Sagittal 5.2 2.6 7 3 345x250
Treatment FFE Air bubble assessment Coronal 15 12 10 2 280x280
  T2W TSE Treatment planning Sagittal 1550 150 90 1.6 250x250
  FFE-EPI Temperature monitoring Coronal/Sagittal 37 19.5 19 7 400x400
  CE-T1W Non-perfused volume Coronal 5.2 2.6 7 3 345x250
3-month follow-up T2W TSE Uterine fibroid volume Sagittal 4844 95 90 3 240x240
  T2W TSE Uterine fibroid volume Axial 3845 80 90 4 300x300
  CE-T1W Non-perfused volume Sagittal 5.2 2.6 7 3 345x250