MR Routine Thoracic Spine WWO

Common Indications:

Tumor, infection, postoperative spine.

Is there a history of multiple sclerosis?

Use "MS/cord lesion spine protocol" if study is being performed for MS, demyelinating disease, myelitis, or spinal cord tumor. 

Other notes:

Last updated: 1/24/22
Charge as: Thoracic Spine WWO
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
SAG T1 2D TSE 3 0.3 Dixon: InPhase & Water only no
AXIAL T1 VIBE/THRIVE 3 0 YES 15 no Use 1-2 stations.