MR Pediatric Abdomen/ Pelvis Appendicitis WO Protocol (aka "Quick Appendicitis" scan)

Revised - 4/10/2017
Charge as Abdomen WO

1.5T Scanner ONLY
Scan time approximately 10 minutes

Coil: Torso Coil or Smaller to Fit patient
Sequence Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
Localizer (REF Scan)
COR T2 Single-Shot BH 3-4mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Above Diaphragm to below pubic symphysis
AX T2 Single-Shot BH 3-5mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Two stacks – above diaphragm to below pubic symphysis.
AX T2 Single-Shot
BH 3-5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Two stacks – above diaphragm to below pubic symphysis.
AX mDixion BH 2.25mm (3D volume) None Fit to Patient Two stacks – above diaphragm to below pubic symphysis.
AX DWI RT 5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient
Note: If patient cannot hold breath or cooperate with exam, use a negative slice gap equal to one-half the slice thickness (e.g., a 50% slice overlap, so if you are using 4mm slices, use a -2mm gap) and run the sequences without breath holds.