MR Pediatric Total Spine 2wks-2yrs WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018

Patient size approximately 20 months old, 80cm tall or smaller.

Charge as Total Spine WO

 

2 Weeks to 2 Years

Spine Coil
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range

CERVICAL / THORACIC SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-Spine
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 STIR 30cm SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm iPAT = 3. Include Facet Joints

THORACIC / LUMBAR / SACRAL SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-Spine.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None, unless exam is for diskits or infection- then run as SPIR. 18cm Mid T-Spine to Below Coccyx.
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 STIR 30cm SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm iPAT = 3. Include Facet Joints