3D fast spin echo (MRI sequence)

Last revised by Dr Elmira Hassanzadeh on 29 Nov 2021

3D fast spin-echo sequences are relatively recent MRI pulse sequences that are able to rapidly image relatively large volumes of tissue with high resolution whilst retaining many of the advantages of fast spin-echo sequences. 

They are able to create the same weightings as traditional 2D sequences (i.e., T1, T2, proton density, and FLAIR) with submillimeter isotropic resolution 1,2.

Proprietary sequences

Many manufactures have their own implementation of 3D fast spin-echo.

  • 3D MVOX: 3D multivoxel (Canon)
  • CUBE (GE): not an abbreviation
  • isoFSE (Hitachi)
  • SPACE: sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts using different flip angle evolution (Siemens)
  • VISTA: 3D volume isotropic turbo spin-echo acquisition (Philips)

Applications

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: CUBE axial lumbar spine
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