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1.5T Pediatric brain B-FFE - Oakland Children’s Hospital

Martin, Kenneth, M.D. Oakland Children’s Hospital
Hitt, Dave, B.Sc. Philips Healthcare

1.5T Pediatric brain B-FFE - Oakland Children's Hospital

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ExamCard purpose

This release 2.5.3 ExamCard contains a 3D B-FFE scan optimized for high resolution (0.36 x 0.36 x 1.00 mm) and high contrast to see sub-millimeter structures within the brain. The scan time of this scan is 4:29 minutes.

ExamCard overview

Scan 1Survey
Scan 2SENSE Head ref

Plan this protocol in sagittal orientation to produce a high contrast and high resolution series of images for visualization of small structures.

A volume shim box is placed around these slices for improved image quality.


If the scan opens with a conflict on your system configuration, setting water fat shift to minimum can resolve this.

ExamCard images

Click on image for higher resolution.

This image demonstrates multiple lesions obstructing

the cerebral aqueduct (arrows). The resolution of the

3D protocol is 0.36 x 0.36 x 1.00 mm.

Patient preparation

Pediatric patients are often sedated, but this is not a requirement for this protocol.

The 6-channel Brain coil is used.


This 3D sequence may be reconstructed with MPR into coronal or axial planes as needed.

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Achieva 1.5T, Intera 1.5T
Release 2
bffe, Brain, Brain stem, Neuro, Pediatric

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