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Table 6 Proposed epilepsy-specific MRI protocol for a high field machine

From: International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force recommendations for a veterinary epilepsy-specific MRI protocol

Veterinary epilepsy-specific protocol for 1.5 T MRI  
Slice thickness 3 mm or less  
➢ T2W – 3 sequence orientations  
    Sagittal enabling identification long axis of the hippocampus  
    Dorsal, perpendicular to the long axis of the hippocampus  
    Transverse, parallel to the long axis of the hippocampus  
➢ FLAIR 1–2 sequence orientations for hippocampal angulation  
    Dorsal, perpendicular to the long axis of the hippocampus  
    Transverse, parallel to the long axis of the hippocampus (optional)  
➢ T1W  
    3D technique at 1 mm isotropic voxel size (if possible) or routine T1W dorsal, perpendicular to long axis of the hippocampus  
    T1W post paramagnetic contrast injection enhancement if indicated by other pathology / desired by clinician  
➢ Hemosiderin / calcification sensitive sequences e.g. gradient echo  
    Transverse, parallel to the long axis of the hippocampus  
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