MR Adult Brain PRE DBS - STN Protocol

Revised - 5/31/2018
Charge as Brain WO

REGARDING ALL DBS BRAIN WO 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 Flair "STN" TSE 2.5mm 0mm None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE. No need for extra coverage like for stereotactic sequences.
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