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Table 1 Parameter of L-spine MRI protocol

From: Paraspinal back muscles in asymptomatic volunteers: quantitative and qualitative analysis using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Parameters T2 weighted Sagittal T1 weighted Sagittal T2 weighted Axial T1 weighted Axial Two point Dixon
Repetition time (ms) 3040 504 2830 425 5.36
Echo time (ms) 91 9.8 100 15 2.46–3.69
Matrix number 410*512 269*448 230*384 230*384 126*224
Field of view (mm) 320 320 160 160 196
Number of acquisition 2 1 2 2 1
Echo train length 19 5 16 3 X
Section thickness (mm) 3 3 4 4 3
Intersection gap (mm) 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6
Bandwidth (kHz/pixel) 257 248 246 241 890
Acquisition time (min: sec) 1:54 1:30 1:48 2:01 0:15
Flip Angle 160 130 130 125 9