MR Adult Brain PRE DBS - VIM and Thalamotomy Protocol

Revised - 5/31/2018
Charge as Brain WO

3T Only


  • If the target isn’t specified in the order for pre-DBS, contact the RDO to verify if the “GPI” or “STN” or "VIM" protocol should be used.
  • OK to use padding and headphones for all DBS patients.
  • No angles on any sequences
  • Send images to PACS
8CH HEAD Coil - 3T Only
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL 3D T1 FFE None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE. Cover above the vertex of the brain at least 1 cm. Cover the nose.
AXIAL DTI   2 0 None 26cm DO NOT ANGLE. Cover the Entire Brain. Increase slices to cover brain tissue only. No need for additional coverage above the apex.
A 3D t1 axial acquisition must be performed in conjunction with the DTI