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Table 1 Preoperative MRI protocol

From: Prognostic value of MRI in arthroscopic treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy: a prospective cohort study

Pulse sequence Type Repetition/Echo time (ms) Echo-train length Bandwidth (kHz) Field of view (mm) Image matrix (pixels) Number of excitations Section thickness (mm) Spacing (mm)
1 Sagittal proton density-weighted sequence 3000-4070/33,5-40 10 42 200 512 × 512 2 3.0 3.3
2 Axial proton density-weighted sequence 3550/33 10 25 180 1024 × 1024 1 3.0 3.3
3 Coronal proton density-weighted sequence 3000-4070/33,5-40 10 42 180 1024 × 1024 2 3.0 3.3
4 Sagittal T1 weighted sequence 400/14,7 6 21 180 512 × 512 2 3 3.2