MR Pediatric Total Spine 2-9 yrs WO Protocol

Revised 5/31/2012

Use an appropriate FOV for the patient's size for the best quality.

Patient height = 80cm and above

Charge as Total Spine WO

 

2 to 9 Years

CERVICAL SPINE

Spine Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm None 30cm OPTIONAL: Run if indication = trauma: Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.

THORACIC SPINE

Spine Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm None 30cm OPTIONAL: Run if indication = trauma: Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.

LUMBAR/SACRAL/COCCYX SPINE

Spine Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm None 30cm OPTIONAL: Run if indication = trauma: Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
Get images checked before letting the patient go.
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