MR Adult/Pediatric 5th & 7th Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia W/WO Protocol

Revised - 2/26/2013

Charge as ENT Face Nerve / Parotid W/WO and Brain MRA WO.


Scan on 1.5T or 3T
perferably the 3T

NV Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range: INCLUDE CHIN ON ALL SCANS!!!
SAG T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex Include Larynx (Scalp to Scalp)
Axial T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 22cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial T2 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm .3mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
COW 3D TOF 3D FFE 1mm 0mm None 18cm COW ONLY- Include PICA

MIP COW RIGHT SIDE, LEFT SIDE AND POSTERIOR CIRCULATION SEPARATE- 180 SPIN

COR STIR      TSE 3mm .5mm STIR 18cm                Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)  
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to top of Frontal Sinuses
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
Axial Balanced FFE BFFE .58mm 0mm None 18cm Skull Base to top of Pons Craniocaudally
AXIAL (including DWI 2mm Voxel)
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve Axial including DWI 2mm Voxel
5th/7th Nerve Coronal
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve Coronal
5th/7th Nerve B-FFE
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve B-FFE
5th/7th Nerve Sagittal
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve Sagittal