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Table 1 MR imaging parameters

From: Lymph nodes in the head and neck cancer: would diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging solve the diagnostic dilemma?

Parameter Axial T2-weighted imaging Coronal T2-weighted imaging Axial T1-weighted imaging DW imaging Contrast-enhanced axial and coronal T1-WI with fat suppression
TR (ms) 2500–4500 3850 400–650 2000 740–775
TE (ms) 80 80 14 50–60 8–12
Flip angle (°) 90 90 90 90 15
Section thickness (mm) 5 5 5 5 5
Intersection gap (mm) No No No No No
Matrix 320 × 224 288 × 192 256 × 192 256 × 256 288 × 224
Field of view (mm) 220 220 220 220 220
Voxel size RL 0.9, AP 1.1 RL 0.9, AP 1.1 RL 0.9, AP 1.1 RL 0.9, AP 1.1 RL 0.9, AP 1.1
No. of signals acquired 4 4 4 4 4