MR Routine Thoracic Spine WO

Common Indications:

Degenerative disease. Back pain or radiculopathy with no red flags. If there is a history of MS, please use the dedicated "MS/cord lesion protocol." 

Coverage on sagittals:

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

Other notes:

Last updated: 1/24/22
Charge as: Thoracic 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