MR Adult/ Pediatric Brachial Plexus Bilateral W/WO Protocol

Revised- 7/21/2016
Charge as BRACHIAL PLEXUS BILATERAL W/WO


Scan times: 45 min to 1 hr on 1.5T: at least 1hr 15 min on 3T
Use adult protocol with smaller FOV/S/G for pediatric

NV Coil

Sequence Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
Localizer (REF scan)
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Humerus to Humerus
SAG T2 Mid TE FAT SAT TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 25cm Humerus to Humerus
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Include Both Shoulders
AXIAL T2 Mid TE FAT SAT 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.
COR T2 Mid TE FAT SAT TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 25cm Anterior Chest to Back of Neck.
COR(optional) 3D STIR TSE 1.25mm 0mm STIR 25cm Anterior Chest to Back of Neck. (Note: run this in place of COR Mid TE Fat Sat on the 1.5T and 3.0T Ingenia)
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 1mm SPIR 25cm Include Both Shoulders
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 1mm SPIR 25cm Anterior Chest to Back of Neck
SEE ILLUSTRATION BELOW
Brachial Plexus Unilateral WO Illustration