MR CSOM230C - Acromegaly Research Protocol

Revised - 9/16/2014
Charge as Brain W/WO, "No protocol required"

What would Joe do? (WWJD)

Room 1 only with the 8-channel brain coil.
See Notes below re: angles, etc.
Dose contrast as you would normally, with no maximum contrast dose.

This exam is done as a routine pituitary study with specific parameters for these 4 sequences. You can add/subtract slices to ensure that you have full coverage of the mass, and change the TR accordingly, but DO NOT change and other parameters (e.g. matrix, FoV, NSA, Slice thickness/gap, etc.)
RM 1 Only- 8ch Head Coil
Sequence   Change Parameters? Change # slices? Coverage/ Angulation
COR T1 TR only YES Angle as normal, be sure to cover the entire mass/tumor/pit
SAG T1 TR only YES Angle as normal, be sure to cover the entire mass/tumor/pit
COR T1 post TR only YES Angle as normal, be sure to cover the entire mass/tumor/pit
SAG T1 post TR only YES Angle as normal, be sure to cover the entire mass/tumor/pit
Notes: This exam is done as a routine pituitary study with specific parameters for these 4 sequences. You can add/subtract slices to ensure that you have full coverage of the mass, and change the TR accordingly, but DO NOT change and other parameters (e.g. matrix, FoV, NSA, Slice thickness/gap, etc.)