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Table 1 Dedicated SIJ-MRI protocol at 1.5 T and 3 T

From: Influence of pregnancy/childbirth on long-term bone marrow edema and subchondral sclerosis of sacroiliac joints

  Sequence Plane FOV (mm) Matrix Slice thickness (mm) Interslice distance (mm) TE/TR (ms) TA (min:s)
1.5 T T1 Obl cor 220 × 220 320 × 288 2 0.4 11/529 03:45
STIR Obl cor 240 × 240 320 × 256 4 0.4 57/4000 03:24
STIR Obl ax 240 × 240 320 × 256 4.5 0.7 48/4000 03:24
3 T T1 Obl cor 220 × 220 384 × 269 1.5 0.3 13/727 05:08
STIR Obl cor 220 × 220 384 × 307 4 0.4 39/6680 03:47
STIR Obl ax 220 × 220 384 × 288 4 0.4 38/4180 03:58
  1. FOV field of view, SIJ sacroiliac joints, STIR short tau inversion recovery, TA acquisition time, TE echo time, TR repetition time, obl oblique, cor coronal, ax axial