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Table 5 Descriptive data for MRI technique used in the included articles

From: A systematic critical review on MRI in spondyloarthritis

  Field strength Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 Sequence 4 Sequence 5 Sequence 6
Sacroiliac joint        
Bollow et al. (1995) [10] 1.5 T Semi axial T1w SE Dynamic T2*w GRE, FLASH, Dynamic T2*w GRE, FLASH, Gd    
Klauser et al. (2004) [11] 1.5 T Semi axial T1w, SE Semi axial T2 w TSE Semi axial T1w, SE FS Semi cor. T1w, SE Semi cor. TIRM Semi axial + Semi cor. T1w, SE, FS, Gd
Brandt et al. (2007) [12] a1.5 T NR      
Weber et al. (2010) [13] a1.5 T Semi cor. T1 w, SE Semi cor. STIR     
Wick et al. (2010) [14] 1.5 T Semi cor. T1 w, SE Semi cor. TIRM Semi cor. T2w, MEDIC FS Semi cor. + semi axial T1w, SE, FS Semi axial T1w, SE, FS, Gd Semi axial T1w, SE, Gd
Spine        
Kim et al. (2008) [15] 1.5 T Sagittal T1w SE Sagittal T2w FSE     
Weber et al. (2009) [16] 1.5 T Sagittal turbo STIR      
Bennett et al. (2009) [17] a1.5 T Sagittal T1, SE Sagittal STIR     
Bennett et al. (2009) [18] a1.5T Sagittal T1w, SE Sagittal STIR     
  1. aInformation on field strength not available in the articles. Data obtained by personal contact with authors. T, Tesla; w, weighted; SE, spin-echo; GRE, gradient-echo; FLASH, fast low-angle shot; Semi cor, semicoronal; Gd, gadolinium; TSE, turbo spin-echo; FS, fat saturated; TRIM, turbo inversion recovery magnitude; NR, not reported; STIR, short tau inversion recovery; MEDIC, multi echo data image combination; PD, proton density; FSE, fast spin echo.