MR Adult/ Pediatric Frameless Brain W, WO, or W/WO Protocol

Revised - 2/14/2013
Charge as Brain W/WO- If MRA is performed, Charge for MRA WO

TO BE PROTOCOLED BY GREG ANDERSON
  • Dr. Greg Anderson will inform you which sequences he needs.
  • IF GAD IS NOT NEEDED: A verbal protocol from a Radiologist is NOT REQUIRED. Assign “no protocol required” in RIS. Charge as Brain WO.
  • IF GAD IS NEEDED: A verbal protocol from a Radiologist IS REQUIRED. Assign the Rad’s name as the protocol in RIS. Charge as Brain W/WO or Brain W.
  • POSITIONING THE PATIENT: Carefully Pull Back on Blue Sponges and Release Near Patients Chin- Watch FiducIals to Ensure Location Has Not Changed

Cover the entire brain - NO Angles

Head Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL 3D T1 FFE 3D GRE 1.3 mm 0mm None 25cm Cover the entire nose (A to P and S to I). 1cm below skull base to 1 cm above Vertex
AXIAL FLAIR TSE 1.3mm 0mm None 25cm Cover the entire nose (A to P and S to I). 1cm below skull base to 1 cm above Vertex
AXIAL T2 VISTA TSE 1.3mm 0mm None 25cm Cover the entire nose (A to P and S to I). 1cm below skull base to 1 cm above Vertex
VIP Notes: Carefully Pull Back on Blue Sponges and Release Near Patients Chin- Watch Fiducals to Ensure Location Has Not Changed
NO ANGLE, COVER ENTIRE BRAIN- ON 3D's INCLUDE ADDITIONAL AIR ON TOP OF SCAN FOR SLICE WRAP
Brain Frameless