MR BIOGEN Idec Study Research Protocol

Revised - 9/16/2014
Charge as Brain WWO and MRA WO for Baseline and 24hr,
Charge as Brain WO for 5 and 30 day

What would Joe do? (WWJD)
  • This is a stroke research study – the patients will likely have some aphasia and/or issues following directions or holding still. Try to pack into the coil as tightly as possible.
  • This study has 4 time points: Baseline, 24hour, 5 day and 30 day. The study coordinator will work with you to schedule the first 3 – the patient will be on an inpatient floor for these scans. The 30 day is usually done after the patient has been discharged.
  • PWI and TOF only need to be done for the baseline and 24-hour scans
RM 1- 8ch Head Coil
Sequence   Change Parameters? Change # slices? Coverage/ Angulation Notes
AX DWI NO NO Whole Brain/Angle to AC-PC Line  
AX T2*FFE NO NO Whole Brain/Angle to AC-PC Line  
AX TOF MRA NO NO Cover Circle of Willis Baseline and 24hour Scan only
AX FLAIR NO NO Whole Brain/Angle to AC-PC Line
AX
PWI NO NO Cover from vertex down as far as you can and/or area of infract Baseline and 24hour Scan only