MR Adult Brain PRE DBS - GPI Protocol

Revised - 5/31/2018
Charge as Brain WO

REGARDING ALL DBS SCANS:

  • If the target isn’t specified in the order for pre-DBS, contact RDO to verify if the “GPI” or “STN” or "VIM" protocol should be used
  • Ok to use padding and headphones
  • Do not angle on any sequences
8CH Coil - 3T Only
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL 3D T1 FFE None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE. Cover above the vertex of the brain at least 1 cm. Cover the nose.
AXIAL (GPI) MPRAGE 3D ISO ISO None DO NOT CHANGE DO NOT ANGLE.  There should be plenty of slices for coverage built in. No need for extra coverage like for stereotactic sequences. If the slices don't cover the entire brain, position slice stack to cover from vertex down. Do not add slices.
AXIAL DTI   2 0 None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE. Cover the Entire Brain. No need for extra coverage like for stereotactic sequences.
A 3D t1 axial acquisition must be performed in conjunction with the DTI