MR Adult/ Pediatric Brachial Plexus Bilateral WO Protocol

Revised- 4/15/2014
Charge as BRACHIAL PLEXUS BILATERAL WO


Use adult protocol with smaller FOV/S/G for pediatric

NV Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Humerus to Humerus
SAG T2 Mid TE FAT SAT TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 18cm Humerus to Humerus
Oblique SAG
optional if Hx of trauma
T2 Mid TE FAT SA TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 18cm Mid C-spine to Humerus, perpendicular to long axis of brachial plexus from C3-T2.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Include Both Shoulders
AXIAL T2 Mid TE FAT SA TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 25cm Include Both Shoulders
COR T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Anterior Chest to Back of Neck- angle to line up the acromion with C3. Include both shoulders.
COR T2 Mid TE FAT SA TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 25cm Anterior Chest to Back of Neck. Include both shoulders.
SEE ILLUSTRATION BELOW
Brachial Plexus Unilateral WO Illustration