MR Frameless Only With Contrast Neuro Protocol - Ingenia

Scan notes:

PATIENT PREP

  • Earplugs only, no headphones.
  • Position sponges carefully at the level of the patient's chin if needed.

ANGLES AND COVERAGE:

  • NO ANGLES ON STEREOTACTIC SEQUENCES.
  • COVER AT LEAST 1CM ABOVE VERTEX THROUGH SKULL BASE.
  • COVER ENTIRE NOSE.

POWER INJECTION:

  • Injection Rate: 4-5mL/sec.
  • Start injection 8-10 seconds after beginning the DSC sequence.
  • For peds patients with smaller IVs, consult with Rad and peds RN or Anesthesiologist to determine a safe injection rate.

SENDING AND POST PROCESSING IMAGES:

  • Send DSC source images to PACS, Intellispace and Archive
  • Send Post Ax T1 to Intellispace
  • Post process DSC
  • Archive all sequences

Last updated: 1/7/2020
Charge as: Brain W
Scanner preference: Ingenia Scanners Only: MR4, MR 2, DMR2, BEAVERTON
Coil: Head

Contrast injection - POWER INJECTION. SEE ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
DSC Run on both 1.5T & 3T - - - - - Inject 8-10 seconds after dynamics begin. Injection rate: 4-5cc/sec. 15mL saline flush.Cover lesion and as much brain tissue as possible.Do not add slices.
AXIAL 3D T1 POST 3D T1 FFE STEREOTACTIC 3D GRE 1.3mm 0mm None 25cm No angle. Cover at least 1cm above vertex through skull base. Cover entire nose.
AXIAL 3D T2 POST T2 STEREOTACTIC TSE 4mm 1mm None 23cm No angle. Cover at least 1cm above vertex through skull base. Cover entire nose.