- Send ADC maps
- Send Subtractions
- FOV: do not include patient’s arms
- Scan on expiration.
- Monitor that patient is breath-holding. Breathe the patient slowly so they have time to follow instructions. Do not start scan until the patient has stopped breathing.
- Give 2L O2 if it will help with breath-holds UNLESS PATIENT HAS COPD OR ANOTHER REASON NOT TO GIVE O2.
Last updated: 4/12/19
Charge as: Abdomen and Pelvis W/WO
Scanner preference: Preferred on 1.5T
Coil: Torso Coil
|COR ABD/PELVIS||T2||SS BH||7mm||1mm||None||Fit to Patient. 2 stacks||2 Stacks. Include entire liver through perineum. Mobi-View into one fused image.|
|AX ABD/PELVIS||T1||Dual Echo SPGR BH 2 stacks||7mm||1mm||None||Fit to Patient. 2 stacks||2 Stacks. Scan liver through pelvis. Do not interleave images.|
|AX ABD||T2||DWI||7mm||1mm||SPIR||Fit to Patient||Liver through bottom of kidneys. Trigger & track. Free-breathing sequence, so please position slices accordingly.|
|AX PELVIS||T2||DWI||7mm||1mm||SPIR||Fit to Patient||Iliac crest through perineum. Trigger & track. Free-breathing sequence, so please position slices accordingly.|
|AX ABD/PELVIS||T2||SS||5mm||1mm||None||20-24mm/ Fit to Patient||2 Stacks. Include entire liver through perineum. Freq A-P to avoid bowel motion ghosting into uterus and bladder.|
|AX ABD/PELVIS||T2||TSE RT||7mm||1mm||SPAIR||Fit to Patient||2 Stacks. Include entire liver through perineum.|
|AX (Optional)ABD/PELVIS||T2||SSFSE RT||7mm||1mm||Yes||Fit to Patient||Include entire liver through perineum. Optioinal sequence if T2 SPAIR is poor quality|
|AX PELVIS||T1||3D THRIVE BH||Yes||Fit to Patient||Breath Hold. Iliac crest through perineum.|
|AX ABD||T1||3D mDixon pre BH||Yes||Fit to Patient||Breath Hold. Liver through lower abdomen. Ensure quality before contrast injection, ie wrap. Check if there is mottling (SENSE break-through) in the center of the image.|
Dose by weight. 2cc/sec with saline chaser. Bolus Track. Trigger when bolus reaches SMA.
|AX- ABD||T1||3D mDixon x3 phases BH||Yes||Fit to Patient||Liver through lower abdomen. Exact parameters as the pre-mDixon. Do all 3 phases (Arterial, Arterial/Venous, Delay) one right after another, as soon as the patient can hold their breath again.|
|AX- PELVIS||T1||3D THRIVE BH||Yes||Same as pre||Same as pre|
|AX- ABD (4 MIN DELAY)||T1||3D mDixon BH||Yes||Same as pre||Same as pre|
|SAG- PELVIS||T2||TSE||5mm||1mm||None||24mm/ Fit to Patient||Mid-femoral head to mid-femoral head. Same as female pelvis protocol. Freq A-P to avoid bowel motion ghosting into uterus and bladder. Consider using an anterior Sat band if lots of abdominal wall motion.|