MR Adult/ Pediatric Dynamic Pituitary W/WO Protocol

Revised - 2/14/2013
Charge as Brain W/WO
If the MRA is performed, charge for MRA Brain WO as well
8CH Head Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 2mm 0mm None 15cm Pituitary only
COR T1 TSE 2mm 0mm None 13cm Pituitary only
COR T2 TSE 2mm 0mm None 13cm Pituitary only
CONTRAST INJECTION:
  • 20cc OMNI or 10cc Multihance
  • Power inject contrast @ 2cc/sec
  • Inject when the 1st dynamic ends and the 2nd dynamic begins
  • 20cc saline flush @ 2.0 cc/sec
  • You may increase # of slices, but ensure that EACH DYNAMIC does NOT EXCEED 20 sec.
COR DYNAMICS TSE 3mm 0.2mm None 15cm Dynamic scans to cover the Pituitary only. Each Dyanamic should not exceed 20 seconds.
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 2mm 0mm SPIR 15cm Pituitary Only
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 2mm 0mm SPIR 13cm Pituitary Only
 

Dynamic Pituitary