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Table 2 The MRI and MRS examinations and the corresponding parameter settings

From: Postprandial triglyceride levels rather than fat distribution may reflect early signs of disturbed fat metabolism in Iraqi immigrants

MR sequence Examined body part Echo time(s) (ms) Repetition time (ms) Field of view (mm2) Matrix size Slice thickness (mm) Number of slices Voxel size (mm3)
3D GRE, breath-hold Liver 1.51, 3.1, 4.6, 6.2, 7.8, 9.3 11 380 × 285 128 × 128 5 40  
2D GRE Left thigh muscles, centered around middle of the thigh 1.3, 4.3, 7.3, 10.3, 13.3, 16.3, 19.3, 22.3, 25.3, 28.3, 31.3, 34.3 243 350 × 252 192 × 192 5 5  
VIBE, breath-hold Abdomen (L3-L4 spinal disc) 1.2, 2.5 4 400 × 325 320 × 320 5 32  
PRESS Semitendinosus muscle 30 3000      12x12x30