MR Pediatric Lumbar Spine Tethered Cord WO or 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: LSP WO or WWO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T
Coil: 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
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover Mid T11 through entire coccyx
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover Mid T11 through entire coccyx

If contrast is ordered:

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