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1.0T Cervical spine - NEWisconsin MRI Center

Somerville, Stephen, M.D. Green Bay, NEWisconsin MRI Center USA
Dufek, Lori, R.T. Green Bay, NEWisconsin MRI Center USA

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ExamCard purpose

This Panorama 1.0T ExamCard is used for routine cervical spine imaging.

ExamCard overview

Scan 1Survey
Scan 2Reference scan
Scan 3T2 TSE Sag
Scan 4T1 TSE Sag
Scan 5T2 TSE Axial
Scan 6B-FFE Axial high
Scan 7B-FFE Axial low

Sag T2 TSE scan uses thin slices, has good coverage. DRIVE increases SNR and shortens the scan time. TSE factor 34, TR 3000 ms, TE 100 ms.


Sag T1 TSE scan uses thin slices, has good coverage. TSE factor 4, Short TE of 7.8 ms for dark CSF, TR 400 ms, NSA 6.


T2 TSE Axial is a multichunk 3D TSE scan, TSE factor 19, Shortest TR, TE 120 ms, 80 slices for good coverage, 8 chunks.


B-FFE Axial high and low are 3D scans using short TE and TR for increased SNR and short scan time. Small FOV, thin slices covering 3 levels. We repeat the scan to cover the entire cervical spine.

ExamCard images

T2 TSE  Sag T1 TSE Sag
T2 TSE Sag
T1 TSE Sag
T2 TSE axial B-FFE  Axial high B-FFE  Axial low
T2 TSE axial
B-FFE Axial high
B-FFE Axial low



Patient preparation

The ST Neck coil is used.

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Panorama HFO
Release 1
Cervical spine, Neuro

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