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HFO Routine thoracic spine protocols

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Vadnais, Alexander Philips Healthcare Philips Global

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Routine imaging of the thoracic spine

This release 1.5 ExamCard can be used for routine imaging of the thoracic spine. The patient is changed and all jewelry removed prior to scanning. The Body/Spine M or XL coil can be used, depending on patient's size, with this ExamCard with little if any changes needed.

 

The sequences use CLEAR to maintain homogenous pixel intensity throughout the field of view. The T2 protocols make use of DRIVE as well to reduce TR times while maintaining desired contrast.

ExamCard overview

Thoracic Spine
Scan 1Survey
Scan 2Ref Scan
Scan 3Survey for Counting Scout
Scan 4T2 Sagittal
Scan 5T1 Sagittal
Scan 6T2 Axial
Scan 7T1 Axial

Default voxel sizes in the ExamCard are:

Sagittal T2 TSE:  1.09 x 1.52 x.3.5 mm

Sagittal T1 TSE:  1.15 x 1.54 x 3.5 mm

Axial T2 TSE:      0.7 x 0.7 x 1.04 mm

Images

T2 Sagittal TSE CLEAR is used. DRIVE is used for lower TR and scan times while maintaining contrast.<br>
Scan time 4 min.T1 Sagittal TSE CLEAR is used for homogeneity over FOV,<br>Scan time 
4 min.T2 Axial TSE CLEAR is used. DRIVE is used for lower TR and scan times while maintaining contrast.<br>
180 FOV
T2 Sagittal TSE
T1 Sagittal TSE
T2 Axial TSE
CLEAR is used. DRIVE is used for lower TR and scan times while maintaining contrast.
Scan time 4 min.
CLEAR is used for homogeneity over FOV,
Scan time 4 min.
CLEAR is used. DRIVE is used for lower TR and scan times while maintaining contrast.
180 FOV

Patient preparation

Patients should be changed out of street clothes and dressed in cotton clothing without zippers or other metals. A marker is placed on the patients back to be used during counting scout to visualize levels of T-Spine.


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