MR Adult Total Spine W/WO Protocol

Revised 1/6/2012

Charge as Total Spine W/WO

PREFERRED ON 1.5T. USE 5CH SPINE COIL OR 15CH SPINE COIL
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
CERVICAL SPINE
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 C2 DISC TO C7 DISC
THORACIC SPINE
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 Upper T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC
AXIAL Lower T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC
LUMBAR SPINE
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 STIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 4mm 1mm None, unless the exam is for diskitis or infection- then run as SPIR 15cm T11 to L5 Disc
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Angle to Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change slice#
Contrast Injection
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm T11 to L5 DISC
POST THORACIC SPINE
REF SCAN
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL Upper T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC
AXIAL Lower T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC
POST CERVICAL SPINE
REF SCAN
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm C2 DISC TO C7 DISC