MR Soft Tissue Neck W/WO Protocol

Revised - 10/31/2012
Charge as Neck W/WO.
NV Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Neck (Cover Mass)
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 25cm Anterior to Posterior Neck (Include Mass)
AXIAL STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 18cm Clavicles to Pituitary
AXIAL DWI 2mm Voxel      SE EPI 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 23cm Clavicles to Pituitary
SAG T2 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPAIR 18cm Lateral Sides of Neck (Cover Mass)
COR STIR TSE      3mm 0.3mm STIR 23cm Anterior to Posterior Neck (Include Mass)
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Clavicles to Pituitary
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 18cm Clavicles to Pituitary
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 25cm Anterior to Posterior Neck (Include Mass)
COR T1
TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 25cm Anterior to Posterior Neck (Include Mass)
Notes: If FAT SAT FAILS REPEAT WITH SPAIR or STIR (use Volume Shim Between Shoulders Centered on Spine).