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1.5T Brain ExamCard for child with Meningitis - Ngwelezana

Swan, Martin, Dr. Ngwelezana Hospital South Africa
Jonker, Thea Philips Healthcare South Africa

1.5T Brain ExamCard for child with Meningitis - Ngwelezana, South Africa

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ExamCard purpose:

This a relatively fast brain examination, including pre- and post-contrast scans, used for evaluation of a pediatric brain when meningitis is suspected. The scans maintain good resolution.

Total scan time is less than 9 minutes.

ExamCard images:

Axial FLAIR Coronal T2W Sagittal T1W
Coronal T2W
Sagittal T1W
Axial T1W <br>Post contrast Coronal T1W <br>Post contrast Sagittal T1W <br>Post contrast
Axial T1W
Post contrast
Coronal T1W
Post contrast
Sagittal T1W
Post contrast



Extended descriptions of these images are included in a Clinical Case:

Patient preparation:

Standard Q Head coil used.


Because of the small size head of a child's head, noise protection is achieved via earplugs and fixation sponges on either side of his head, instead of earphones.

Contrast agent / injection protocol

Gadolinium-based contrast agent injected by hand.

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Achieva 1.5T
Release 1
Nova, Nova Dual, Pulsar
Brain, Neuro, Pediatric

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