MR Pediatric Total Spine 2yrs-9yrs W/WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018

Patient size 80cm tall or greater

Charge as Total Spine W/WO

3 Jump

Spine Coil
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range

CERVICAL SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T1.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T1.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T1.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T1.

THORACIC SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid C7 to Mid L1.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid C7 to Mid L1.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid C7 to Mid L1.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None (if for diskitis
or infection,
then run as SPIR)
18cm Mid C7 to Mid L1.

LUMBAR/SACRAL SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T12 to Below Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T12 to Below Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T12 to Below Coccyx.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None, (if for diskitis
or infection,
then run as SPIR)
18cm Mid T12 to Below Coccyx.

CONTRAST INJECTION

AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T12 to Below Coccyx
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T12 to Below Coccyx.

THORACIC SPINE

AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid C7 to Mid L1
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid C7 to Mid L1.

CERVICAL SPINE

AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T1.
SAG T1 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.3mm SPIR 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T1.