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3.0T Liver - Fletcher Allen Health Care

Braff, Steven, M.D. Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care
White, gretchen Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care

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ExamCard purpose

This ExamCard is applied for patients with suspected hemangiomas or other liver lesions.

ExamCard overview

Scan 1Survey FB (free breathing)
Scan 2Survey BH (breath hold)
Scan 3Reference scan
Scan 4Ax T1W TFE
Scan 5Ax SSh T2W TE 84
Scan 6Ax SSh SPAIR with fat sat TE 120
Scan 7Ax SSh TE without fat sat TE 260
Scan 8Ax Dual FFE
Scan 9Ax THRIVE without contrast
Scan 10Ax THRIVE with contrast

Start with free-breathing survey and/or breath-hold survey.


T1-TFE is done to visualize anatomy.


The axial single shot scans are high resolution scans to evaluate suspected pathology. The TE 120 scan is done to see if suspected pathology brightens vs. TE 84. Then the TE 260 scan is done to determine if suspected pathology brightens vs. TE 120.


Axial dual FFE is a high resolution in- and out-of-phase scan.


The THRIVE scans are pre- and post contrast injection, high-resolution, T1-weighted scans. SPAIR and SENSE are used.

ExamCard images

Ax T1 Ax T2
Ax T1
Ax T2
In phase Out of phase THRIVE dynamic
In phase
Out of phase
THRIVE dynamic

Patient preparation

Position the patient supine, head first.

The SENSE Torso coil is used.

Some scans are respiratory triggered, some use breath hold.

Contrast agent / injection protocol

Gadolinium contrast agent is injected during dynamic THRIVE scan.

Post-processing / analysis

None necessary.

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