MR Adult Total Spine W/WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018

Charge as Total Spine W/WO

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

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 Craniocervical Junction to Mid T1

THORACIC 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 Upper T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm Mid C7 TO Mid L1
AXIAL Lower T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm Mid C7 TO Mid L1

LUMBAR SPINE

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 STIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 4mm 1mm None, unless the exam
is for diskitis or infection
- then run as SPIR
15cm MID T11 through L5-S1
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Angle to Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change slice #

CONTRAST INJECTION

SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm MID T11 through L5-S1

POST THORACIC SPINE

REF SCAN
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL Upper T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm MID C7 TO MID L1
AXIAL Lower T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm MID C7 TO MID L1

POST CERVICAL SPINE

REF SCAN
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Craniocervical junction TO Mid C7