MR Pediatric/ Infant HIE COOL Brain WO Protocol

Revised 7/29/2013
Charge for Brain WO, COW, MRS, & DTI
Head Coil - 3T only (2nd choice MR2)
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
3D Volume T1 MPRAGE Fast SPGR 1-1.5mm 0mm None 18cm Scalp to Scalp
AXIAL REFORMAT 1mm 0mm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
SAGITAL REFORMAT 1mm 0mm Angle parallel to falx
CORONAL REFORMAT 1mm 0mm Angle perpendicular to orbit roof
AXIAL DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 18cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 18cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL T2* GRE GRE 3mm 0.5mm None 18cm Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL MRS 288 msec 10mm None 18cm Multi Voxel- @ internal capsules
AXIAL DTI 18cm Entire Brain
AXIAL ASL single 18cm
AXIAL COW MRA 3D TOF 1mm 0mm None 20cm C1 to Vertex
Notes: Extend 3D slice coverage 1-2 mm beyond the skin margin, not necessarily to cover the ears. This ensures adequate coverage/signal on the AX and COR MPRs. Generate OBL COR and AXIAL MPRs from this sequence. MPRAGE is the Same as 3DTFE and 3D FAST SPGR.
MR Peds brain & orbits w/wo 0-2 yrs old