MR Parotid, Face, Sinus or Skull Base WWO ENT Protocol

Scan Notes: Include chin on all sequences.
If the indication includes "Trigeminal Neuralgia”, add BFFE from the "5th/7th Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia" protocol and MRA COW WO (must include MRA charge). 

Last updated:2/14/13
Charge as: Parotid, Face, Sinus or Skull Base WWO
Scanner preference: 1.5T preferred
Coil: Head or NV

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 22 cm Include Larynx (Scalp to Scalp)
Axial T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial T2 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
Axial DWI 2mm Voxel SE EPI 3mm .3mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to Top of Frontal Sinuses
COR STIR TSE 3mm .5mm STIR 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (Chin)

Contrast injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AXIAL T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Hyoid to top of Frontal Sinuses
COR T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm .5mm SPIR 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm .5mm None 18cm Tip of Nose to Back of Brain Stem (chin)
MR Parotid, Face, Sinus or Skull Base WO ENT Protocol image