MR Adult Epilepsy/ Seizure Brain W/WO Protocol

Revised 6/17/2014
Charge for Brain WO

Allowed on the 3T ONLY unless patient has an implanted device.

8CH Head or NV coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T2* GRE 3mm 1mm None 23cm Parallel to Temporal Lobe
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 1mm None 23cm Parallel to Temporal Lobe
AXIAL DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 23cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
OBL COR T2 STIR TSE 2mm 0.2mm STIR 23cm Whole brain, perpendicular to temporal lobe
OBL COR FLAIR TSE 3mm 1mm None 23cm Whole brain, perpendicular to temporal lobe
SAG 3D T1 MPRAGE 3D TFE 1mm 1mm None 23cm Extend slice coverage 1-2 mm beyond the skin margin, not necessarily to cover the ears. This ensures adequate coverage/signal on the AX and COR MPRs.  Generate OBL COR and AXIAL MPRs from this sequence.
AXIAL MPR MPR 3D TFE 1.3mm 1.3mm None 23cm Angle to Corpus. Reconstruct as 1.3mm skip 1.3mm.
OBL COR MPR MPR 3D TFE 1mm 1mm None 23cm Whole brain, perpendicular to temporal lobe
Optional: AX (GPI) MPRAGE 3D ISO ISO None Do not change Optional if requested: DO NOT ANGLE. Limited Coverage. Cover inferior aspect of temporal lobes to vertex. Scan time will be long (6-8 Minutes). Run on 3T scanners only.
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 23cm Angle to Corpus - Skull Base to Vertex
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 4mm 1mm SPIR 23cm Cover frontal through Occipital Bone
Notes: MPRAGE is the same as 3DTFE and 3D FAST SPGR.
MR ped Brain Epilepsy 2