Table 1

MRI parameters of the standardised MS protocol

SequencePlaneSLT (mm)TR (ms)TE (ms)TI (ms)FA (°)
T1 MPRAGEAxial1.513.5730015
PD TSEAxial3.0476122180
T2 TSEAxial3.0476190180
T2 TSE*Sagittal4.0350096180
T1 SE*Axial5.05701490
  • *Acquired postgadolinium-DTPA contrast media.

  • FA, flip angle; FLAIR, fluid attenuated inversion recovery; MPRAGE, three-dimensional magnetisation prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo; MS, multiple sclerosis; PD, proton density; SE, spin echo; SLT, slice thickness; TE, echo time; TI, inversion time; TR, repetition time; TSE, turbo spin echo.