MR Routine Lumbar Spine WO

Common indications:

Degenerative disease. Back pain or radiculopathy with no red flags. 


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

Axial: T11-T12 disc to S2-S3 'disc'. 20 x 20 FOV.

Other notes:

Last updated: 7/27/22
Charge as: Lumbar Spine WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T preferred. Avoid MR1.
Coil: On all of our systems except MR1, add the torso coil anteriorly in combination with the table top and/or NV array coils

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 4 1 no 20 x 20 no no sat band