MR Pediatric Abdomen/ Pelvis Appendicitis WO Protocol

Revised - 8/26/2013
Charge as Abdomen WO, and Pelvis WO

1.5T Scanner ONLY
Scan time approximately 45 minutes

Coil: Torso Coil or Smaller to Fit patient
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T2 SSFSE 3-5mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Above diaphragm through pubic symphysis
COR T2 SSFSE 3-5mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Entire abdomen and pelvis, skin to skin
SAG T2 SSFSE 3-5mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Entire abdomen and pelvis, skin to skin
AXIAL T1 TSE MV MS 3-5mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Above diaphragm through pubic symphysis
AXIAL T2 TSE MV MS 3-5mm 0.5mm SPAIR Fit to Patient Above diaphragm through pubic symphysis
COR 2D bTFE bTFE 4-5mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Entire abdomen and pelvis, skin to skin
AXIAL 2D bTFE bTFE 4-5mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Above diaphragm through pubic symphysis
Notes: For larger patients, slice thickness may be increased up to 5mm.
Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before patient leaves.