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Table 1 Whole-body magnetic scan parameters: all images were obtained using a body coil and with free-breathing technique

From: Whole body diffusion for metastatic disease assessment in neuroendocrine carcinomas: comparison with OctreoScan® in two cases

Parameter DWI T1 STIR
TR/TE 6750/64 1000/4.6 3200/60
Inversion time (ms) 180 - 180
Field of view (mm) 450 450 450
Matrix size 100 × 128 256 × 224 256 × 128
Section thickness/gap (mm) 5 5 5
Parallel acquisition technique factor - - -
Signals averaged (n) 6 1 2
Blocks (n) 5 5 5
Acquisition time 2 min 30 s for each block 32 s for each block 1 min 40s for each block
B-value (s/mm2) 0, 600 - -
Bandwidth (kHz) 125 62.5 50
  1. Dash (-) indicates not applicable.
  2. DWI, diffusion-weighted imaging; STIR, Short T1 Inversion Recovery.