MR CSP WO Flexion/Extension Protocol

Last updated:3/28/19
Charge as: CSP WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T
Coil: NV or spine coil

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1
AXIAL 3D T2 DRIVE TSE 2mm 0mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1
REPOSITION PATIENT FOR EXTENSION
SURVEY
SAG EXTENSION T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
REPOSITION PATIENT FOR FLEXION
SURVEY
SAG FLEXION T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies

When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered: 
1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for Routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 20cm SENSE FACTOR = 2Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 20cm iPAT = 3Include Facet Joints