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Singleshot T2W imaging combined with fat suppression employing the SPAIR
technique provides optimal sensitivity and specificity for active Crohn's disease.
However, to our best knowledge, there has been no comparative study of T2 Dixon and SPAIR
which are more advanced fat suppression techniques.
An additional axial T2-weighted fat suppressed spin echo sequence (TE/TR 110/7548 ms; inversion delay SPAIR
80 ms; flip angle 90; FOV 380x380 [mm.sup.2], acquired voxel size 1.06x1.74x3.0 [mm.sup.3], reconstructed voxel size 0.94x0.94x3.00 [mm.sup.3], total acquisition time 242 s) was performed before the administration of contrast material.
Technique Advantage Disadvantage STIR Insensitive to Increased minimal TR [B.sub.0] inhomogeneity and total measurement time; Tissue contrast affected Dixon Insensitive to Minimal TR increased [B.sub.0] and [B.sub.1] inhomogeneity Water Insensitive to [B.sub.1] Increased min TE, TR and selective inhomogeneity total measurement time excitation spectral fat Shorter TR; Sensitive to [B.sub.0] saturation Tissue contrast preserved and [B.sub.1] inhomogeneity SPAIR
Insensitive to [B.sub.1] Increased minimal TR inhomogeneity; Tissue contrast preserved ([B.sub.0] = A constant and homogeneous magnetic field to polarize spins; [B.sub.1] = An RF magnetic field perpendicular to [B.sub.0]; TE = echo time; TR = repetition time) Table 4.
FIGURE 1B: Coronal fat saturated PD SPAIR
MR arthrogram shows bucket handle tear of superior Labrum (arrow): SLAP 3.
1.5 T Avanto 3.0 T TimTrio 3.0 T Skyra TR/TE [ms] 5600/75 6000/76 6400/63 Sequence type EPI-SE EPI-SE EPI-SE FOV [mm x mm] 380 x 308 380 x 308 380 x 308 Matrix 192 x 156 192 x 156 192 x 156 Slice 6 5 5 thickness [mm] Interslice 0 0 0 gap [mm] Spatial 2.0 x 2.0 2.0 x 2.0 2.0 x 2.0 resolution x 6.0 x 5.0 x 5.0 [[mm.sup.3]] Number slices 32 33 35 b values 0, 400, 800 0, 400, 800 0, 400, 800 [s/[mm.sup.2]] Parallel imaging GRAPPA 2 GRAPPA 2 GRAPPA 2 Acquisition 4:30 5:06 4:46 time [min] Respiratory Free Free Free control breathing breathing breathing Fat suppression SPAIR SPAIR SPAIR
Averages 4 4 3 Bandwidth 1736 1736 1736 [Hz/px] Table 2: Overview of the patient and controls.
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