MR Pediatric Total Spine 2wks-2yrs W/WO Protocol

Revised 5/31/2012

Patient size approximately 20 months old, 80cm tall or smaller.

Charge as Total Spine W/WO

2 Jump

 

2 Weeks to 2 Years

Spine Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
CERVICAL/THORACIC SPINE
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 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
THORACIC/LUMBAR/SACRAL SPINE
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None, unless the exam
is diskitis or infection,
then run as SPIR
18cm Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
CERVICAL/THORACIC SPINE
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
Get images checked before letting the patient go.
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