MR Adult CSP Flexion/Extension WO Protocol

Revised 7/13/2018
Order as CSP WO

NV/SPINE COIL
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction through the bottom of C7
AXIAL 3D T2 DRIVE TSE 2mm 0mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction through the bottom of C7
REPOSITION PATIENT FOR EXTENSION
SURVEY
SAG EXT T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
REPOSITION PATIENT FOR EXTENSION
SURVEY
SAG FLEX T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for Routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 20cm SENSE FACTOR = 2
Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 20cm iPAT = 3
Include Facet Joints