MR Pediatric Brain W/WO Protocol

Revised- 3/7/2011
Charge for Brain W/WO

0 Months to 2 Years - 3mm Slices, 1mm Gap
2 Years to 9 Years - 4mm Slices, 1mm Gap
Above 9 years use Adult Protocol
Head Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Scalp to Scalp
AXIAL T2 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL T2* GRE GRE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 20cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
CONTRAST INJECTION
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
COR FLAIR TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Frontal through Occipital Bone
AXIAL T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPIR 20cm Frontal through Occipital Bone
SAG T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 20cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
Optional:SAG 3D T1 SPGR 3D TFE 2MM 0MM None 20cm Optional if specifically protocoled or requested by the order/comments. Scalp to scalp
Mpr RECON AXIAL 2MM 0MM MPR RECON 2MM AX FROM 3D
Notes: All Peds cases must be checked by Rad prior to removing patient from table.
MR Peds brain & orbits w/wo 0-2 yrs old
MR Peds brain & orbits w/wo 0-2 yrs old