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Table 1 Overview of artifact sizes in axial slides from dental alloys in the applied sequences

From: Metal artifact reduction in patients with dental implants using multispectral three-dimensional data acquisition for hybrid PET/MRI

  Minimum Maximum Mean SD
Size of artifact (mm2)     
 LAVA-Flex 81.7 2,711.5 611.7 578.2
 T1-FSE 36.3 1,169.0 194.9 210.6
 MAVRIC 15.2 891.6 130.8 157.3
 MAVRIC-fast 11.9 880.6 125.9 167.8
Absolute reduction of artifact (mm2), compared to LAVA-Flex     
 T1-FSE −3.7 −2,009.5 −416.8 417.9
 MAVRIC −11.5 −2,287.5 −480.9 463.6
 MAVRIC-fast −39.2 −2,208.8 −485.8 450.3
Relative reduction of artifact (%), compared to LAVA-Flex     
 T1-FSE −04 −88 −62 19
 MAVRIC −11 −96 −75 19
 MAVRIC-fast −37 −96 −78 17
  1. SD standard deviation.