MR Brain WO Neuro Protocol

Note for MR3 and MR4 Scanners:

3D imaging and compressed sense are much more susceptible to motion. If you have a patient that is unable to hold still for an exam after trying all of our other interventions (padding, medication, etc.), then you will need to revert to the old 2D protocols for optimal imaging results.

Last updated: 10/16/2020
Charge as: Brain WO
Scanner preference: Not preferred on Open scanner
Coil: Head

Protocol for MR2, MR3, MR4, DCH, Beaverton

Plane Weighting Mode SL/G CS FS FOV MPR Notes
AXIAL DWI SE EPI 3mm/0.3mm - SPIR 23cm - Angle to Corpus. Cover Skull Base to Vertex
AXIAL T1 3D - MR3 and MR4 NO 23cm YES NO ANGLE. Cover at least 1cm above vertex through skull base. Cover entire nose.
AX MPR Label as T1 ax. Angle to corpus. 1 skip 0.
SAG MPR Label as T1 sag. Angle to midline. 2 skip 0. Cover ears.
COR MPR Label as T1 cor. Angle to corpus. 2 skip 0. Cover nose.
AXIAL T2 3D - MR3 and MR4 NO 23cm YES NO ANGLE. Cover at least 1cm above vertex through skull base. Cover entire nose.
AX MPR Label as T2 ax. Angle to corpus. 1 skip 0.
SAG MPR Label as T2 sag. Angle to midline. 2 skip 0. Cover ears.
COR MPR Label as T2 cor. Angle to corpus. 2 skip 0. Cover nose.
AXIAL SWI 2D 2mm/-1mm MR3 and MR4 NO 20cm - Angle to Corpus. Cover skull base to vertex. Ok to add slices. Run Ven Bold on MR1 and MR2 instead of this sequence.
SAG FLAIR 3D - MR3 and MR4 NO 23cm YES NO ANGLE. Cover ears.
AX MPR Label as FLAIR ax. Angle to corpus. 1 skip 0.
SAG MPR Label as FLAIR sag. Angle to midline. 2 skip 0. Cover ears.
COR MPR Label as FLAIR cor. Angle to corpus. 2 skip 0. Cover nose.

Protocol for MR1

Plane Weighting Mode SL/G CS FS FOV MPR Notes
AXIAL DWI SE EPI 3mm/0.3mm - SPIR 23cm - Angle to Corpus- Skull Base to Vertex
SAG T1 3D TFE - - - 23cm YES NO ANGLE. Cover ears.
AX MPR Label as T1 ax. Angle to corpus. 1 skip 0.
SAG MPR Label as T1 sag. Angle to midline. 2 skip 0. Cover ears.
COR MPR Label as T1 cor. Angle to corpus. 2 skip 0. Cover nose.
AXIAL T2 3D - - - 23cm YES NO ANGLE. Cover at least 1cm above vertex through skull base. Cover entire nose.
AX MPR Label as T2 ax. Angle to corpus. 1 skip 0.
SAG MPR Label as T2 sag. Angle to midline. 2 skip 0. Cover ears.
COR MPR Label as T2 cor. Angle to corpus. 2 skip 0. Cover nose.
AXIAL VEN BOLD 2D - - - 20cm - Angle to Corpus. Cover skull base to vertex.
AXIAL FLAIR 3D - - - 23cm YES NO ANGLE. Cover at least 1cm above vertex through skull base. Cover entire nose.
AX MPR Label as FLAIR ax. Angle to corpus. 1 skip 0.
SAG MPR Label as FLAIR sag. Angle to midline. 2 skip 0. Cover ears.
COR MPR Label as FLAIR cor. Angle to corpus. 2 skip 0. Cover nose.
MR Brain WO Neuro Protocol - Ingenia scanner Image