MR Adult/ Pediatric Parotid, Face, Sinus or Skull Base W/WO Protocol

Revised - 2/26/2013

Charge as ENT Face Nerve / Parotid W/WO


1.5T prefered except for trigeminal neuralgia 3T is prefered

 

IF indication includes "trigeminal neuralgia," add BFFE (skull  base to top of pons) and MRA COW wo.

NV Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range: INCLUDE CHIN ON ALL SCANS!!!
SAG T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 22 cm Include Larynx (Scalp to Scalp)
Axial T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial T2 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm .3mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
COR STIR      TSE 3mm .5mm STIR 18cm                Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)  
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to top of Frontal Sinuses
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
AXIAL (including DWI 2mm Voxel)
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve Axial including DWI 2mm Voxel
5th/7th Nerve Coronal
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve Coronal
5th/7th Nerve B-FFE
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve B-FFE
5th/7th Nerve Sagittal
MR Neuro 5 & 7 Nerve Sagittal