MR Total Spine WWO Protocol

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 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1
THORACIC SPINE
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 35cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 35cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 35cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm Mid C7 TO Mid L1
LUMBAR SPINE
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 4mm 1mm None, unless the examis for diskitis or infection- then run as SPIR 15cm MID T11 through L5-S1
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Cover Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change number of slices.

Contrast injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
POST LUMBAR SPINE
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 25cm Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm Same as Pre
POST THORACIC SPINE
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 35cm Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm Same as Pre
POST CERVICAL SPINE
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 20cm Same as Pre
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Same as Pre