MR Pediatric MRV SVC/ Subclavian Veins WO Protocol
Revised - 8/13/2013
Charge as MRA Chest WO
|Mode||Slice||Gap||FAT SAT||FOV||Scan Range|
|AXIAL||T1||M2D FFE||3mm||-1.5 mm*||None||Fit to Patient||Shoulder to shoulder, skull base to right atrium.|
|COR||T1||M2D FFE||3mm||-1.5 mm*||None||Fit to Patient||Sternum to spine|
|COR||ECG-gated 2D Phase Contrast (QFlow)||5-10 mm||0.5mm||None||Fit to Patient||Include bilateral axillary, subclavian and innominate veins, jugular veins, and SVC. Run sequence twice, once with right-left phase encoding (showing flow in subclavian/axillary veins) and once with superior-inferior phase encoding (showing flow in jugular veins and SVC). No sat band or sat pulse.|
Always acquire in AXIAL and CORONAL planes (to distinguish true abnormalities from artifact).