This is a 3D sequence used to image the
axial c-spine. COSMIC (Coherent Oscillatory State Acquisition for the
Manipulation of Imaging Contrast) uses a modified fast GRE pulse sequence with
steady-state free precession segmented multi-shot centric k-space acquisition.
This improves the CNR and SNR of c-spine structures including the spinal cord,
vertebral disks, nerve root canal and contrast between CSF and nerve roots.
- Fast, high resolution axial volumetric
scan with ability to reformat to different planes
- High SNR
- Excellent contrast among disc, muscle
and bony structures, CSF, nerve tissue
“The COSMIC sequence can be used in
order to see discal signal and spinal roots in all planes.”