MR Pediatric Chest WWO Protocol

Revised - 8/13/2013
Charge as Chest W/WO
Coil: Size to patient
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Above clavicles to below diaphragm
AXIAL T2 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPAIR Fit to Patient Above clavicles to below diaphragm
COR STIR TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm STIR Fit to Patient Entire chest, skin to skin
COR DWIBS IR EPI SS 5mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Entire chest, skin to skin
Axial T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.
Above clavicles to below diaphragm
COR T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.
Entire chest, skin to skin
SAG STIR TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm STIR Fit to Patient Optional: On any patient with neuroblastoma, paraspinal or mediastinal mass or Horner syndrome- or if specifically requested by a radiologist.
Entire chest, skin to skin
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Above clavicles to below diaphragm
COR T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Entire chest, skin to skin
SAG T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Optional: On any patient with neuroblastoma, paraspnal or mediastinal mass, or Horner syndrome- or if specifically requested by a radiologist.
Entire chest, skin to skin
Notes: For larger patients, slice thickness may be increased up to 5mm.
Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before patient leaves.