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Table 2 3-T multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging protocol for patient selection

From: 3-T MRI and clinical validation of ultrasound-guided transperineal laser ablation of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Sequences Plane Time (min:s) Repetition time (ms) Echo time (ms) Flip angle (°) Number of slices Slice thickness (mm) Pixel size (mm)
1. T2-weighted turbo spin-echo Sag 2:45 3,293 110 90 25 3 0.7 × 0.9
2. T2-weighted turbo spin-echo Ax 5:42 3,000 110 90 24 3 0.6 × 0.9
3. Diffusion-weighted imaginga Ax 6:24 3,459 88 90 24 3 2.4 × 2.8
4. T2-weighted turbo spin-echo Cor 5:06 3,000 110 90 24 3 0.5 × 0.8
5. T1-weighted Dixon dynamic (30 phases) Ax 3:35 3.7 1.37 10 25 3 1.5 × 1.5
6. T1-weighted turbo spin-echo Ax 2:21 561 8 90 31 5 1.0 × 1.0
  1. ab-values: 0, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 ms. Ax Axial, Cor Coronal, Sag Sagittal. Patient follow-up was performed using only the sequences here numbered from 1 to 4