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Table 1 MRI scan sequences

From: EXclusion of non-Involved uterus from the Target Volume (EXIT-trial): an individualized treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer using modern radiotherapy and imaging techniques

Timing MRI Scan Sequence & used MRI device
Standard MRI before, during and 2–3 weeks after CRT 5 mm sagittal T2 Haste, 5 mm sagittal T2 TSE, 4 mm axial T2 TSE, 5 mm axial T1 GE, 4 mm axial DWI (b-values 0, 250, 500 and 1000 with calculated b 1400)
at 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner (Siemens Aera, Erlangen, Germany)
Supplemental MRI at the end of treatment and pre-HRT 5 mm sagittal T2 Haste, 5 mm sagittal T2 TSE, 4 mm axial T2 TSE, 5 mm axial T1 GE, 4 mm axial DWI (b-values 50, 400 and 800 with calculated b 1400)
at 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner (Siemens Trio or Prisma Fit, Erlangen, Germany)
Hysterectomyspecimen 1 mm coronal T2 Space with 1 mm sagittal and axial reconstructions, 4 mm axial DW (b-values 50, 250,500,750,1000 with calculated b 1400)
at 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner (Siemens Trio or Prisma Fit, Erlangen, Germany)
  1. MRI magnetic resonance imaging, mm millimeter, TSE Turbo Spin Echo, GE Gradient Echo, DWI diffusion weighted imaging