MR Adult Total Spine Limited Survey WO Protocol

Revised 1/7/2013

Charge as Total Spine WO

 

This protocol should read "for patients who cannot tolerate the full total spine exam".
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
(REF scan)
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 DISC 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 slice#