MR Pediatric Total Spine Limited/Neuroaxis W 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

Use your best judgement for number of jumps and FOV for optimal imaging for patient size

Last updated:3/28/19
Charge as: Total Spine W
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T preferred
Coil: Spine coil or NV/Spine coil combo

Give contrast before starting the scan

Contrast Injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
Post Cervical Spine
SAG T1 FAT SAT 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.
Post Thoracic Spine
SAG T1 FAT SAT 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. Mid C7 to Mid L1.
Post Lumbar Spine
SAG T1 FAT SAT 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 Mid T11 through entire coccyx