MRI Protocol


BRAIN
Scanner: 1.5T whole body scanner equipped with 8 channel phased-array coil

  • Standard
    • 2D Axial FSE PD/T2, 1x1x3mm, slices# 54, FOV 256 x 192, no gap, interleaved
    • 2D Axial T1-weighted (T1-Pre), 1x1x3mm, slices# 54, FOV 256 x 256, no gap, interleaved
    • Ax DWI EPI, 2x2x5mm, slices# 30, FOV 240 x 240, no gap
    • Injection of gadolinium 1 min slow injection; 5 minutes waiting before post-grad T1
    • 2D Axial Turbo FLAIR series - during wait time, 1x1x3mm, slices# 46, FOV 256 x 192, no gap
    • 2D Axial T1-weighted (T1-Post), 1x1x3mm, slices# 54, FOV 256 x 192, no gap, interleaved
  • Optional
    • Sag 3D T1-weighted spoiled gradient-recalled echo, 1x1x1.5mm, slices# 124, FOV 256 x 192
    • 2D Axial MT T1-weighted (T1 MT), 1x1x3mm, slices# 54, FOV 256 x 192
    • DTI EPI (DWI to R/O ischemia) 2.2x2.2x2.2mm, slices# 54, FOV 220 x 220
    • 2D Sagittal Turbo FLAIR, 1x1x4mm, slices# 30, FOV 256 x 192, no gap

CERVICAL
Scanner: 1.5T or 3T scanner (coils according to site specificity)

  • Standard
    • Sag T2-3mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
    • x T2-4mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
    • Sag T1-3mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
    • Sag T1 with Gd 0.1-3mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
  • Recommended
    • Sag STIR, FOV 320 x 256
  • Optional
    • T1 SPGR, FOV 256 x 256


THORACIC

Scanner: 1.5T or 3T scanner (coils according to site specificity)

  • Standard
    • Sag T2-3mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
    • Ax T2-4mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
    • Sag T1-3mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
    • Sag T1 with Gd 0.1-3mm thick, no gap, FOV 256 x 256
  • Recommended
    • Sag STIR, FOV 320 x 256
    • Optional
      • T1 SPGR, FOV 256 x 256