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1.5T Brain for Multiple Sclerosis - CHU Bellevue, St Etienne

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Dr. Mohammedi, Radouane St. Etienne, University Hospital Bellevue France
Dupin, Gilbert Philips Healthcare France

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This ExamCard uses Dual-IR (combination of STIR and FLAIR) to enhance the visualization of possible Multiple Sclerosis lesions in the brain and brain stem.

 

The 8-channel SENSE Head coil is used for imaging the head only. When also the cervical spine cord needs to be evaluated, the SENSE NeuroVascular coil is used.

 

The ExamCard was developed on Achieva 1.5T with Nova gradients, Release 1.5.4.

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Brain Sclerosis
Scan 1Survey
Scan 2Reference scan
Scan 3T1 SE SAG
Scan 4Dual 20-90 TRA
Scan 5FLAIR long TR TRA
Scan 6STIR FLAIR SAG
Scan 7STIR FLAIR COR
Scan 8T1 TRA post contrast

Dual-IR (combination of STIR and FLAIR) Technique

 TR = 8000ms
TE = 70ms
TF = 23/24
TI 1 = 2620ms
TI 2 = 180ms
TR = 8000ms TE = 70ms TF = 23/24 TI 1 = 2620ms TI 2 = 180ms

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STIR FLAIR SAG
STIR FLAIR SAG

 

 

STIR FLAIR COR
STIR FLAIR COR

 



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Achieva 1.5T
Release 1, Release 2
Nova, Nova Dual, Pulsar
Brain, Neuro
 

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