MR Adult Total Spine Limited Survey WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018

Charge as Total Spine WO

 

Axial images only obtained through areas of pathology and the cervical/ thoracic spine.
PREFERRED ON 1.5T. USE 5CH SPINE COIL OR 15CH SPINE COIL
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range

C-SPINE

SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
Optional AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm C2 TO C7 DISC

T-SPINE

SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
Optional AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC

L-SPINE

SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Angle to Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change number of slices.

NOTES

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 SENSE FACTOR = 2 Same FOV as SAG T2 CSP: Include Facet Joints
TSP/LSP: Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT = 3 Same FOV as SAG T2 CSP: Include Facet Joints
TSP/LSP: Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies