Whole-body MRI protocols from The Royal Marsden Hospital
Radiology Department at The Royal Marsden, London, UK
The department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, one of the leading institutions in advanced oncological imaging and specializing in functional and whole-body MR imaging in the assessment of lesion biology and therapy response, shares clinically optimized and proven protocols for whole-body MRI on different 1.5 MAGNETOM systems.
Accompanying notes for whole-body MRI protocols:
- 6-station and 7-station options are included for 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera and MAGNETOM Sola protocols.
- 7-station protocol is suitable for coverage from skull vertex to knees in most patients; additional stations may be added for taller patients or if coverage to feet is required.
- 5 stations are usually suitable for coverage from skull vertex to thighs; a sixth station has been included but can be deleted if not required.
- Sites may choose to omit stacked axial T2w HASTE sequences in some scenarios (optional in MY-RADS and MET-RADS-P guidelines).
- Sites may choose to omit intermediate b-value (b = 600 s/mm2) in some scenarios (optional in MY-RADS and MET-RADS-P guidelines).
- Sites may choose to add small field-of-view imaging if required, as per local protocols.