MR Routine Cervical Spine WO

Common indications:

Degenerative disease. Neck pain or radiculopathy with no red flags. If there is a history of MS, please use dedicated MS spine protocol. 

Coverage on true sagittals:

L-R coverage must include all of the vertebral bodies. 

Coverage of Axial T2:

Foramen magnum to mid T1 VB. 

Other notes:

Last updated: 9/26/22
Charge as: Cervical Spine WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T. 

Plane Weighting Mode Slice (mm) Gap (mm) FAT SAT FOV (cm) MPR (mm) Notes
SAG T2 3D TSE 1 0 no AXIAL 1/0
SAG T2 2D TSE 3 0.3 Dixon: InPhase & Water only no
SAG T1 FLAIR 2D IR-TSE 3 0.3 no no
Axial T2 2D TSE 3 0.3 no 14 no