MR Adult Lumbar Spine Limited WO Protocol

Revised 11/21/2018

Charge as Lumbar Spine WO

 

Axial images obtained through areas of pathology only
PREFERRED ON 1.5T. USE 5CH SPINE COIL OR 15CH SPINE COIL
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.5 mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5 mm None 12cm Through pathology only

NOTES

When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS

PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 Same FOV as SAG T2 CSP: Include Facet Joints
TSP/LSP: Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT = 3 Same FOV as SAG T2 CSP: Include Facet Joints
TSP/LSP: Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies