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Table 1 The MR sequence parameters

From: Compositional MRI of the anterior cruciate ligament of professional alpine ski racers: preliminary report on seasonal changes and load sensitivity

  Proton density-weighted Proton density-weighted T2*-weighted
Type Turbo spin-echo SPACE Gradient echo
Fat saturation Yes Yes No
Time of repetition (ms) 2,230 700 575
Time of echo (ms) 33 30 3.71, 10.56, 17.99, 25.42, 32.85, 40.28
Echo train length 7 23 -
Bandwidth (Hz/pixel) 250 385 260
In-plane resolution (mm × mm) 0.42 × 0.42 0.66 × 0.66 0.56 × 0.56
Through-plane resolution (mm) 2 0.70 2
  1. SPACE Sampling perfection with application of optimised contrasts using different flip angle evolutions