MR Adult Lumbar Spine W/WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018
Charge as LSP WO

Preferred on 1.5T. Use 5CH Spine Coil or 15CH Spine Coil.
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T2 DRIVE 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 None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm Mid T11 through L5-S1
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Cover Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change slice #

(Optional)
AXIAL

T2 FAT SAT TSE 4mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm OPTIONAL: ONLY PERFORM IF RAD PROTOCOLLED, OR IF INDICATION = INFECTION. T11 to L5 Disc. Run in addition to other AX sequences.
CONTRAST INJECTION
SAG T1 FAT SAT
(No FS if extensive hardware is causing artifact)
TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. If there is extensive hardware causing FAT SAT failure, run without FAT SAT.
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm Mid T11 through L5-S1