MR Pediatric Cervical Spine WO Protocol

Scan Notes: 
0 days-2wks = 3mm skip 0mm / Sag FOV= 15cm / Axial FOV=12cm
2wks - 2 yrs = 3mm skip 0.3mm / Sag FOV= 18cm / Axial FOV=12cm
2yrs - 9 yrs = 3mm skip 0.3mm / Sag FOV= 18cm / Axial FOV=15cm

Last updated: 9/25/19
Charge as: CSP WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T
Coil: NV or Spine

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 15-18cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 15-18cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm STIR 15-18cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1.
AXIAL 3D T2 DRIVE TSE 2mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1.

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 Same as SAG T2 SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm Same as SAG T2 STIR Same as SAG T2 iPAT = 3. Include Facet Joints