Table 1

Typical MRI acquisition sequence

Scan typeRegionMRI sequence typeTime
LocaliserThoraxThree plane localisers1 min
CardiacTwo and four-chamber views
Short axis localiser
1 min
AnatomicalThoraxHaste in transverse and coronal planes4 min
AortaAorta cineTrueFISP/gradient echo cine1 min
Orthogonal ascending aortaTrueFISP/gradient echo cine1 min
Orthogonal descending aortaTrueFISP/gradient echo cine1 min
Transverse cine and flow ascending aortaTrueFISP cine and flow5 min
Transverse cine and flow descending aortaTrueFISP cine and flow5 min
Functional cardiacHorizontal long axis
Vertical long axis
Left ventricular outflow tract
TrueFISP cine 7 mm thick
TrueFISP cine 7 mm thick
TrueFISP cine 7 mm thick
4 min
4 min
4 min
Short axis stack (left ventricle)TrueFISP cine 7 mm thick/3 mm gap10 min
MyocardiumCardiac (limited)T1 Map x 3 (short axis: basal, mid, apical)2 min
T2 Map x 3 (short axis: basal, mid, apical)0.5 min
Tagging (short axis image: mid segment)0.5 min
Total time44 min