MR Adult Total Spine WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018

Charge as Total Spine WO

PREFERRED ON 1.5T. USE 5CH SPINE COIL OR 15CH SPINE COIL
Plane Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range

C-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 C2 DISC TO C7 DISC
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm C2 DISC TO C7 DISC
If "QUICK STIR TRAUMA" is requested, run the following:
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 20cm Include Facet Joints. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT = 3 20cm Include Facet Joints. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions

T-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 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm C7 DISC TO L1 DISC
If "QUICK STIR TRAUMA" is requested, run the following:
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT = 3 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions

L-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 T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm T11 to S1
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Angle to Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change slice number
If "QUICK STIR TRAUMA is requested, run the following:
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT = 3 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions

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