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3.0T Knee exam with fat suppression - Bonn

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Gieseke, J�rgen Philips Healthcare Germany

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This group of sequences is mainly used for joint effusion and popliteal cysts. Different fat suppression techniques such as SPAIR, SPIR and WATS are used with the combination of Turbo Spin Echo (TSE) sequence and gradient echo (FFE) sequence.

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A 3-plane scout view  (TRA, SAG, COR) is performed followed by a reference scan to allow the use of SENSE and CLEAR with the 8-channel Knee coil.  The sequences with the prefix "s" means SENSE (the parallel imaging technique) are used to accelerate the speed of the scan. 

 

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sPDW SPAIR SAG 3DT2W SPIR SAG s3DFFE WATS SAG
sPDW SPAIR SAG
3DT2W SPIR SAG
s3DFFE WATS SAG
sPDW SPAIR COR sPDW SPAIR TRA s3DFFE WATS TRA
sPDW SPAIR COR
sPDW SPAIR TRA
s3DFFE WATS TRA

sT2W FFE SPIR TRA BFFE TRA
sT2W FFE SPIR TRA
BFFE TRA



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