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Table 1 Protocol for MRI examination of knee joint and meniscus

From: Varus stress MRI in diagnosis of medial meniscal posterior root tear

Sequences parameters Sagittal PD Sagittal T2 Sagittal STIR Coronal T2 Coronal PD-SPAIR Axial T2
DUAL_DR_TSE
TR 2078 2728 4745 3000 4861
TE 110 60 100 30 100
FOV (mm)      
Anterior/ Posterior(AP) 150 150 79 79 160
Right/left (RL) 79 79 160 160 160
Feet/head (FH) 150 150 160 160 79
ACQ matrix M × P 320 × 240 256 × 203 324 × 253 292 × 240 324 × 260
Reconstruction matrix 512 512 560 512 560
Slice thickness (mm) 3 3 3 3 3
Min. Slice gap (mm) 3 3 0 3 0
Flip angle 90 90 90 90 90
Slices 24 20 24 24 24
  1. TR, Repetition time; TE, echo time; FOV, field of view (ranged from 15 to 16 cm); DUAL_DR_TSE, double PD and T2 weighted sequences
  2. The average duration time of the examination was from 25 up to 30 min