MR Adult Lumbar Spine W/WO Protocol

Revised 6/2/2015
Charge as LSP WO

Preferred on 1.5T. Use 5CH Spine Coil or 15CH Spine Coil.
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm T11 to L5 Disc
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Cover Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change slice#
AXIAL T2 FAT SAT TSE 4mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm OPTIONAL: ONLY PERFORM IF RAD PROTOCOLLED, OR IF INDICATION = INFECTION. T11 to L5 Disc. Run in addition to other AX sequences.
CONTRAST INJECTION
SAG T1 FAT SAT
(No FS if extensive hardware is causing artifact)
TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm T11 to L5 Disc
RADIAL MYELO SSH TSE 40mm 0mm SPIR 25cm OPTIONAL: ONLY PERFORM IF ORTHO CLINIC ORDERS THE EXAM
Notes: If there is extensive hardware causing FAT SAT failure, run SAG T1 post without FAT SAT.
SAGITTAL
lsp-wo-1
AXIAL
lsp-wo-2
MYELOGRAM SET
lsp-wo-4