MR Pediatric Cervical Spine WWO 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:3/28/19
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 T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover 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. Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1.

Contrast injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm SPIR 15-18cm Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Same as Pre