MR Pediatric Total Spine Chiari/Tethered Cord 2-9yrs WO Protocol

Revised 1/9/2013

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

Charge as Total Spine WO

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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 OPTIONAL: Lateral Vertebral Bodies
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies
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 OPTIONAL: Lateral Vertebral Bodies
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid C7 to Mid L1
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LUMBAR 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 (Coccyx)
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies (Coccyx)
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm T11 through Coccyx
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm T11 through Coccyx
CONTRAST INJECTION
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 30cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm All Levels Above