MR Pediatric Chest WO Protocol (Pectus/ Haller Index)

Revised - 8/13/2013
Charge as Chest WO
Coil: torso
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL bFFE BH 5mm 1mm SPAIR Fit to Patient (include ribs, sternum, spine, and chest wall) Aortic arch through diaphragm. (Very important to include ribs, sternum, spine, and chest wall!)
AXIAL bFFE NAV 5mm 1mm SPAIR Fit to Patient (include ribs, sternum, spine, and chest wall) Optional: Run if patient is sedated or unable to breathhold.  Aortic arch through diaphragm. (Very important to include ribs, sternum, spine, and chest wall!)
Notes: 1.5T Scanners Only.
Scan Time: approximately 10-15 minutes.
Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before patient leaves.