Incidence of high-intensity CSF artifacts at the basal cisterns in image groups classified according to combinations of pulse sequence parameters

Parameters*Mean Patient Age (y)No. of PatientsNo. with High-Intensity CSF Artifacts at the Basal CisternsIncidence (%)
+FC/+TRF/2/−I sat42.3843642.9
+FC/+TRF/2/+I sat43.6391846.2
−FC/−TRF/2/+I sat41.41047269.2
−FC/−TRF/2/−I sat38.2322681.3
−FC/−TRF/3/+I sat35.6482245.8
−FC/+TRF/2/+I sat44.8271244.4
+FC/−TRF/2/−I sat37.4433274.4
  • * +FC indicates with FC along section direction; −FC, without FC; +I sat, with inferior inflow saturation; −I sat, without inferior inflow saturation; +TRF, with TRF pulses; −TRF, without TRF pulses; and 2 or 3, the interleaving acquisition factor.