MR Pediatric Chest WO or WWO Protocol
Scanner Preference:1.5T or 3T
Coil: Torso or Cardiac
Notes from the Radiologist:
- Power injections are preferred whenever possible.
- Images should be checked pre-gad for sedated patients or anytime the technologist has a question/concern. For unsedated exams, no check is required.
- For larger patients, slice thickness may be increased up to 5mm.
|AXIAL||T2||TSE MV MS||3.5mm||1mm||SPAIR||Fit to Patient||Above clavicles to below diaphragm|
|COR||STIR||TSE MV MS||3.5mm||1mm||STIR||Fit to Patient||Entire chest, skin to skin|
|COR||DWIBS||IR EPI SS||5mm||1mm||None||Fit to Patient||Entire chest, skin to skin|
|COR||T1||mDIXON||3.5mm||1mm||DIXON||Fit to Patient||Entire chest, skin to skin, turn ON in/out-of-phase|
|SAG||STIR||TSE MV MS||3.5mm||1mm||STIR||Fit to Patient||Thoracic spine only (make routine, previously this was an optional sequence)|
|Inject Contrast||Power injection preferred|
|AXIAL||T1||mDIXON||3.5mm||1mm||DIXON||Fit to patient||Entire chest, skin to skin, Dynamic acquisition: 30 sec, 60 sec, 90 sec; turn OFF in/out-of-phase|
|SAG||T1||mDIXON||3.5mm||1mm||DIXON||Fit to patient||Entire chest, skin to skin|
|COR||T1||TSE MV MS||3.5mm||1mm||SPIR||Fit to Patient||Entire chest, skin to skin|
|SAG||T1||TSE MV MS||3.5mm||1mm||SPIR||Fit to Patient||Optional: On any patient with neuroblastoma, paraspnal or mediastinal mass, or Horner syndrome- or if specifically requested by a radiologist.Entire chest, skin to skin|