MR Pediatric Total Spine 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

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 WWO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T preferred
Coil: Spine coil or NV/Spine coil combo

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
Cervical Spine
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
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm STIR 15-18cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1.
AXIAL (for 0-2 yr old patients) T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Only for patients 0-2 years old. Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1.
Thoracic Spine
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
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm STIR 15-18cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Mid C7 to Mid L1.
AXIAL (for 0-2 yr old patients) T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Only for patients 0-2 years old. Gap and FOV per patient age. Mid C7 to Mid L1.
Lumbar Spine
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
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm STIR 15-18cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover Mid T11 through entire coccyx
AXIAL (for 0-2 yr old patients) T1 TSE 3mm 0mm - 0.3mm None 12-15cm Only for patients 0-2 years old. Gap and FOV per patient age. Cover Mid T11 through entire coccyx

Contrast injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
Post Lumbar Spine
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE Same as Pre Same as Pre SPIR Same as Pre Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE Same as Pre Same as Pre None Same as Pre Same as Pre
Post Thoracic Spine
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE Same as Pre Same as Pre SPIR Same as Pre Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE Same as Pre Same as Pre None Same as Pre Same as Pre
Post Cervical Spine
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE Same as Pre Same as Pre SPIR Same as Pre Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE Same as Pre Same as Pre None Same as Pre Same as Pre