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Table 3 Brain MRI protocol

From: The Cognition and Affect after Stroke - a Prospective Evaluation of Risks (CASPER) study: rationale and design

Sequence name/Acquisition method Field of View (mm) Matrix Slices Inter-slice gap (mm) Thickness (mm) Voxel (mm) TR /TE/TI (ms)
Coronal 3D T1-weighted (TFE) 240 × 240 240 × 240 160 0 1 1 × 1 × 1 8.2/3.8
2D Axial T2-weigthed (FSE) 230 × 185 328 × 225 48 0 3 0.7 × 0.8 × 3 3000/80
3D fluid-attenuation inversion recovery 250 × 250 228 × 226 283 0 1.1 0.6 × 1.1 × 1.1 8000/332/2400
T2* diffusion weighted imaging Gradient echo EPI 240 × 240 128 × 128 28 0 5 1.85 × 1.85 × 5 10000/72/2400
SWI 220 × 180 220 × 180 260 0 0.5 1 × 1 × 0.5 16/22
  1. Abbreviations: TR repetition time, TE echo time, TI inversion time, TFE turbo field echo, FSE fast spin echo, EPI echo planar imaging, SWI susceptibility weighted imaging
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