MR 5th and 7th Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia WWO ENT Protocol

Scan Notes: Include chin on all sequences.
If the indication includes "Trigeminal Neuralgia”, add BFFE from the "5th/7th Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia" protocol and MRA COW WO (must include MRA charge). 

Last updated:2/14/13
Charge as: 5th & 7th Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia WWO
Scanner preference: 1.5T preferred. Ok on 3T
Coil: Head or NV

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AG T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex Include Larynx (Scalp to Scalp)
Axial T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 22cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial T2 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm .3mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial Balanced FFE BFFE .58mm 0mm None 18cm Skull Base to top of Pons Craniocaudally
COW 3D TOF 3D FFE 1mm 0mm None 18cm COW ONLY- Include PICA. MIP COW RIGHT SIDE, LEFT SIDE AND POSTERIOR CIRCULATION SEPARATE- 180 SPIN
COR STIR TSE 3mm .5mm STIR 18cm Entire Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Entire Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)

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Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AXIAL T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to top of Frontal Sinuses
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Entire Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Entire Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
MR Parotid, Face, Sinus or Skull Base WO ENT Protocol image