- 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 W/WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T
Coil: Torso Coil
|Cor||T2||SSFSE BH||5mm||0.5mm||None||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation||Abdominal wall to abdominal wall||Ensure liver is well-centered in coil to ensure good signal at dome.|
|Axial||T1||Dual Echo SPGR BH||3mm||0.5mm||None||Fit to Patient||Liver through upper pole of kidneys||Center over adrenals. Call rad if help is needed to locate adrenals.|
|Cor||T1||Dual Echo SPGR BH||3mm||0.5mm||None||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation||Abdominal wall to abdominal wall||Center over adrenals. Call rad if help is needed to locate adrenals.|
|Axial||T1||3D mDixon pre BH||-||-||Yes||Fit to Patient||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation||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.
|Axial||T1||3D mDixon x3 phases BH||-||-||Yes||Fit to Patient||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation||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.|
|COR||T1||3D mDixon post||-||-||Yes||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation||Abdominal wall to abdominal wall||Perform @ 3 minutes post contrast.|
|Axial||T2||TSE FS||5mm||1mm||Yes||Fit to Patient||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation|
|Axial||T2||DWI||7mm||1mm||SPIR||Fit to Patient||Diaphragm to Aortic bifurcation||Trigger & track. Free-breathing sequence, so please position slices according|