MR Pediatric Total Spine WITH only - Single jump

Scan Notes

Last updated: 1/31/24
Charge as: Total Spine W
Scanner preference: DCH7
Coil: NV and Anterior Torso Coil

Surveillance of contrast-enhancing tumors in the spinal canal. Drop-metastases.  

One jump or two jumps?
Sagittal coverage should extend from mid-clivus to the S4-S5 "disc" level.  If this distance < 450 mm, then use a single jump for the whole spine. If > 450 mm, then use two jumps, dividing into equal lengths. 

Technical Notes:

  • Do not change parameters including sense factors to reduce scan time.
  • FOV should not exceed 450mm for any stations on any exam.
  • OK to decrease FOV.
  • Zero gap for all sequences
  • Do not use ScanAlign/MobiView. 
Plane Weighting Mode Slice (mm) Gap (mm) FAT SAT FOV (cm) MPR (mm) Notes
SAG (post contrast) T1 2D TSE dixon 3 0 Dixon: InPhase & Water only no
AXIAL (post contrast) T1 VIBE/THRIVE 3 0 YES 15 no Use 3-4 stations to cover whole spine.