- Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before the patient gets off the table.
- Always acquire in AXIAL and CORONAL planes (to distinguish true abnormalities from artifact).
- M2D = multiple 2D (multiple single slice acquisition, with single slices scanned in sequential order)
- Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before patient leaves.
- *Over-contiguous images.
Charge as: MRA Chest WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T
Coil: Torso or Cardiac
|XIAL||T1||M2D FFE||3mm||-1.5 mm*||None||Fit to Patient||Shoulder to shoulder, skull base to right atrium.|
|COR||T1||M2D FFE||3mm||-1.5 mm*||None||Fit to Patient||Sternum to spine|
|COR||ECG-gated 2D Phase Contrast (QFlow)||5-10 mm||0.5mm||None||Fit to Patient||Include bilateral axillary, subclavian and innominate veins, jugular veins, and SVC. Run sequence twice, once with right-left phase encoding (showing flow in subclavian/axillary veins) and once with superior-inferior phase encoding (showing flow in jugular veins and SVC). No sat band or sat pulse.|