MR Adult Brain PRE DBS - GPI Protocol

Revised - 8/7/2014
Charge as Brain WO

REGARDING ALL DBS BRAIN WO SCANS:

  • If the target isn’t specified in the order for pre-dbs, we have to page one of the following two people to verify if the “GPI” or “STN” or "VIM" protocol should be used:
  • Michael Kinsman, MD pager 12900
    Antonia Gragg, PA-C pager 16703
  • Page one of these doctors whenever we have an order for this type of scan if “GPI” or “STN” or "VIM" is not specified in the order notes.
8CH Coil - 3T Only
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL 3D T1 FFE None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE
AXIAL (GPI) MPRAGE 3D ISO ISO None DO NOT CHANGE DO NOT ANGLE.  There should be plenty of slices for coverage built in.
AXIAL DTI   2 0 None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE. Cover the Entire Brain.
A 3D t1 axial acquisition must be performed in conjunction with the DTI