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3.0T High resolution MRA head - NIC Las Vegas

Orrison, William Las Vegas, Nevada Imaging Centers USA
Gibson, Jon Las Vegas, Nevada Imaging Centers USA
Perkins, Tom, Ph.D. Philips Healthcare USA
Jong, J.W. Philips Healthcare USA

3.0T High Resolution MRA Head

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ExamCard Purpose

General examination of the cranial contents.


The PCA scout allows for accurate alignment of 3D COW acquisition.


T1W_3D_TFE sagittal pre- and post-contrast (scans 5/10) are reformatted into coronal and axial planes.


Diffusion imaging is done in all patients of age 50 and older or when CVA or TIA is of possible diagnostic interest.

ExamCard Overview

Scan 1Survey
Scan 2PCA survey
Scan 3Reference scan
Scan 43D_COW
Scan 5T1_3D_TFE sagittal
Scan 6FLAIR sagittal
Scan 7T2W_GraSE axial
Scan 8FLAIR axial
Scan 9Diffusion axial
Scan 10T1_3D_TFE sagittal post Gadolinium

Total scan time: 23:14 min.

ExamCard Images

FLAIR axial T2W_GraSE axial
FLAIR axial
T2W_GraSE axial

Contrast agent / injection protocol

0.5 cc per kg (half dose).

Post-processing / analysis

T1W_3D_TFE sagittal pre- and post-contrast (scans 5/10) are reformatted into coronal and axial planes.


Post processing of the 3D_COW is accomplished with 12 slice 15 degree rotation in right to left and foot to head directions.



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