Table 1: Summary of technical recommendations from the 2012 ESUR guidelines.

Pulse sequenceSlice thicknessIn-plane resolution Parameters
1.5 T3.0 T1.5 T3.0 T

T2WI4 mm3 mm0.5 × 0.5 mm to 0.7 × 0.7 mm2- or 3-plane
DWI5 mm4 mm≤2.0 × 2.0 mm≤1.5 × 1.5 mm ≥3 -values, max -value 1000 s/mm2
DCE4 mm1.0 × 1.0 mm0.7 × 0.7 mm≤15 s resolution over 5 min, 3 mL/s injection
MRSI Optional, requires endorectal coil at 1.5 T, 0.5 cm3 voxel size, 8 × 8 × 8 phase encoding steps, field-of-view ≥1.5 voxels larger than volume of interest