MR Pediatric Chest WWO Protocol

 Scan Notes:   Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before giving contrast and before the patient gets off the table. 
For larger patients, slice thickness may be increased up to 5mm.

Last updated:3/28/19
Charge as:  Chest WWO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T
Coil: Torso or Cardiac

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AXIAL T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Above clavicles to below diaphragm
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
Axial T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.Above clavicles to below diaphragm
COR T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.Entire chest, skin to skin
SAG STIR TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm STIR Fit to Patient Optional: On any patient with neuroblastoma, paraspinal or mediastinal mass or Horner syndrome- or if specifically requested by a radiologist.Entire chest, skin to skin

Contrast injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AXIAL T1 TSE MV MS 3.5mm 1mm SPIR Fit to Patient Above clavicles to below diaphragm
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