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MR AutoAlign - Numaris XA31

The AutoAlign Job Aid specifies which AutoAlign matrices are used to align the clinical protocol selected. 

MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Job Aid MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Job Aid The AutoAlign parameter specifies which AutoAlign matrices are used to align the clinical protocol selected. The displayed value is a composite of the AutoAlign region and an AutoAlign reference  AutoAlign  Detects Positions  Reliable Position Standards  Arbitrary Patient Positions  Different Ages  Pathologies and Intervention  Special 3D Scout Volume  AutoAlign detects position and orientation of predefined AutoAlign sub-regions in individual patient anatomy  AutoAlign is used in two different variants:  AutoAlign Scout Protocols – AutoAlign parameter is used to specify the anatomical region in which the AutoAlign matrices will be computed  AutoAlign Clinical Protocols – protocols that use only one of the AutoAlign matrices. Almost all protocols can be used as an AutoAlign Clinical Protocols Routine Parameter Card > AutoAlign 1. AutoAlign Options a. Select button with Three Dots > Define AutoAlign Region & AutoAlign Reference Routine Contrast Resolution Geometry System Physio Inline Sequence Slice Group FoV Read 230 - mm Slices 27 FoV Phase 100.0 % Slice Thickness 4.0 - mm Distance Factor 30 % TR 200.0 ms Position Isocenter TE ... 2.48 ms Orientation Sagittal ... Averages Phase Encoding Dir. A >> P ... Concatenations - Phase Oversampling 20 = % AutoAlign Head > Basis ... Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 AutoAlign Dialog Box 1. AutoAlign Region a. Define the anatomical region for AutoAlign 2. AutoAlign Reference a. At least one AutoAlign Reference is predefined for every anatomical region. b. Usually, there are several predefined references for the Head Region c. Select Close AutoAlign ? > AutoAlign Region Head AutoAlign Reference Basis Close Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 2 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Head AutoAlign Options 1. AutoAlign > Head > Basis – Orthogonal Slices (Cor/Sag) a. Alignment i. Inplane Orientation – Parallel to Brainstem ii. Center – 10 mm offset Posterior from lower border of Sella  Perpendicular to Meynert Axis b. Applications i. Standard Sagittal and Coronal Head Protocols ii. Brainstem Imaging (with offset) iii. Pituitary Transverse/Coronal (with offset) 2. AutoAlign > Head > Brain – Angles AC/PC Line (Transverse) a. Alignment i. Perpendicular to Midsagittal Plane provided by AutoAlign reference Head > Basis ii. Tilted Tra>Cor along lower borders of anterior/posterior part of Corpus Callosum b. Applications i. Standard Transverse View of the Brain Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 3 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 3. AutoAlign > Head > IAC (Inner Ear) a. Alignment i. Orientation along internal acoustic meatus ii. Intersection point of inner ear axis with midsagittal plane defines center point b. Applications i. Robust view of inner ears ii. Examine acoustic neuroma 4. AutoAlign > Head > Orbits – AutoAlign reference provides highly reproducible views of orbits, us- ing several bony landmarks a. Alignment i. Tilted Cor>Sag: parallel to roof of two orbits ii. Tilted Tra>Cor: derived from bony landmarks where two outer optical bone land- marks and the optic chiasm are included iii. Inplane Rotation: derived from the perpendicular line that passes through the midpoint between the optimal bones. iv. Center: fixed offset from landmark Sella b. Applications i. Reproducible Sagittal, Coronal, Transverse for follow-up examination of optic nerve system c. Based on bony landmarks and unaffected by i. Eye position/movement ii. Orbital or optic nerve tumors and diseases Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 4 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 5. AutoAlign > Head > Optic Nerves a. Alignment i. Tilted Tra>Sag: intercranial part of both optical nerves is included ii. Tilted Tra>Cor: both optical nerves and the optic chiasm are included iii. Inplane Rotation: column vector of resulting transverse plane is within the mid- sagittal plane iv. Center: Midsagittal Plane and Optic Chiasm b. Applications i. Alignment to contours of optic nerves ii. Mainly based on intracranial part of optic nerves and optic chiasm iii. Special Features – Clinical Protocol defines 2 Sagittal Slice Groups the following is applied automatically  1st Slice Group – aligned by Head > Optic Nerve L  2nd Slice Group – aligned by Head > Optic Nerve R 6. AutoAlign > Head > Optic Nerves L/R a. Alignment i. Tilted Sag>Cor: for each optic nerve, connection point lies inplane with the eyeball ii. Center: center point lies 4 mm behind the optic chiasm center b. Applications i. Based on optic nerves and optic chiasm ii. Robust and symmetric Sagittal View of the Left/Right Optic Nerve ------ Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 5 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 7. AutoAlign > Head > Temporal Lobe a. Transverse Orientation -- derived from lateral fissure above temporal lobe b. Center – lies at the center of a bounding box around the temporal lobe being examined c. Alignment i. Orientation: parallel/perpendicular to lateral fissure ii. Center: geometrical center between anterior border of temporal lobe and posterior border of hippocampus d. Applications i. Robust Transverse and Coronal View of Temporal Lobe ii. Tilted Tra>Cor: Parallel to Left and Right Lateral Fissure Line iii. Right-Left Axis: Perpendicular to the midsagittal Plane iv. Right-Left Center: on the midsagittal Plane v. Feet-Head Center: Mid-plane between the Lateral Fissure Plane and a Parallel Plane that passes through the IAC plane vi. Anterior-Posterior Center: The midpoint between the Front Plane and the Back Plane of the Temporal Lobe Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 6 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Knee AutoAlign Options 1. AutoAlign > Knee > Standard (Transverse) a. Alignment i. Feet-Head Center: Mid-point between top tip of patella and tibial growth plate  If patella cannot be fully included, center is moved toward the head, until the patella is included within a margin of at least 3 mm ii. Right-Left Center: if parts of whole knee joint are not covered in the standard slice box, and if total size of knee in right-left direction (within a margin of 3mm) is smaller than the defined slice box, the center if moved right/ left to cover the knee iii. Anterior-Posterior Center: If parts of the whole knee joint, are not covered in the standard slice box, the center is first moved into the geometric center of the whole knee. Starting from here, center is moved toward anterior, until anterior skin in the center patella plane is included with no remaining margin b. Applications i. Standard Transverse scans of the Whole Knee Joint 2. AutoAlign > Knee > Standard (Sagittal) a. Alignment i. Feet-Head Center: Same center point as Knee > Standard (Transverse) reference ii. Right-Left Center: automatically adapted within the range of the slice box, so the whole femur and whole tibia is centered. If enough space on the medial side be- tween femur (with a margin of 3 mm) and slice box, center is shifted toward the side to attempt to include the fibula iii. Anterior-Posterior Center: Same as Knee > Standard (Transverse) reference b. Applications i. Standard Sagittal scans of the Knee Joint Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 7 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 3. AutoAlign > Knee > Standard (Coronal) a. Alignment i. Feet-Head Center: Same center point as Knee > Standard (Transverse) reference ii. Right-Left Center: center remains in midsagittal plane, defined by Knee > Menis- cus reference iii. Anterior-Posterior Center: bones are included by the following bone priority  Tibia – (Max: upper 40 mm) must be included (Margin 3mm)  Femur – (Max: lower 60 mm) must be included (Margin 3mm)  If possible, tibia (Margin 3mm) should be included by moving slice box to- ward posterior  Tibia included and there is enough space, patella should be included as much as possible b. Applications i. Standard Coronal scans of the Knee Joint 4. AutoAlign > Knee > Mencius a. Alignment i. Cor>Sag: Pre-aligned axial plane at the center of the condyles ii. Tra>Cor: Sagittal intersection of the medial femur condyle iii. Tra>Sag: two approximate parallel lines in a coronal plane of the knee.  1st Line – along bottom edges of medial and lateral condyle  2nd Line – so-called “Joint Space Right-Left Line” passes through medial and lateral center of the joint space iv. Feet-Head Center: on the “Joint Space Right-Left Line” v. Right-Left Center: projection point of the Center of the Tibia Intercondylar Emi- nence into the Transverse Plane of the Knee>Meniscus reference vi. Anterior-Posterior Center: projection point of the Center of the Tibia Intercondy- lar Eminence into the Transverse Plane of the Knee>Meniscus reference b. Applications i. Sagittal/Coronal Meniscus imaging with a group of parallel slices Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 8 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 5. AutoAlign > Knee > Patella Routine a. Alignment i. Right-Left Center: lies on midsagittal plane ii. Feet-Head Center: includes top tip of the patella with 10 mm margin iii. Anterior-Posterior Center: in joint space between patella and femur b. Applications i. Standard Patella imaging (not focusing on high reproducibility of Patellar Cartilage) ii. Supports Small Field-of-View (without offset) iii. Supports Large Field-of-View (with offset towards posterior)  A-P center point is fixed in joint space between patella and femur iv. Robust positioning for straight axial patella scans v. Same orientation as the Knee>Mencius reference, but center point is in the joint space between the patella and femur 6. AutoAlign > Knee > Patella Cartilage a. Alignment i. Perpendicular to the patella cartilage ii. Center: center point is on the posterior edge of the patella b. Applications i. Special Patella Cartilage imaging ii. Supports Small Field-of-View (without offset) iii. Supports Large Field-of-View (with offset towards posterior)  A-P center point is fixed in joint space between patella and femur iv. Provides reproducible views of the patella cartilage for special cartilage examina- tion and follow-up exams v. Patella Cartilage Reference doesn’t depend on any other anatomy other than the patella Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 9 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 7. AutoAlign > Knee > Femur Cartilage a. Alignment i. Orientation derived from Blumensaat’s Line ii. Center: center point Intercondylar Fossa b. Applications i. Special Femur Cartilage imaging ii. Monitoring arthritic process or the progress of a knee therapy iii. Provides highly reproducible positioning for cartilage examinations of the femur in follow-up exams iv. Knee>Femur Cartilage reference doesn’t depend on any other anatomy other than the femur 8. AutoAlign > Knee > PCL a. Alignment i. Tilted Sag>Tra by 10° (+/-), starting from midsagittal plane that is provided by the Knee>Standard (Sagittal) reference ii. Right Knee – positive tilted Sag>Tra applied iii. Left Knee – negative tilted Sag>Tra applied b. Applications i. Sagittal Imaging of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament ii. Based on bony landmarks, independent of the status or existence of the posterior ligament itself iii. Used in suspected cases of a cruciate ligament rupture or post-surgery scans after cruciate ligament replacement iv. Detects laterality and applies Tilt (+/-), accordingly v. Robust Sagittal Standard View of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) with a fixed tilt starting from the knee midsagittal plane Knee>Standard reference Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 10 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 9. AutoAlign > Knee > ACL (Sag>Cor) a. Alignment i. Tilted Sag>Cor by 15° (+/-), starting from midsagittal plane provided by Knee>Standard (Sagittal) reference ii. Right Knee – positive Sag>Cor tilt is applied iii. Left Knee – negative Sag>Cor tilt is applied b. Applications i. Sagittal of Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Sagittal slices are tilted toward Coronal ii. Based on bony landmarks, independent of status or existence of anterior ligament iii. Used in suspected cases of a cruciate ligament rupture or post-surgery scans after cruciate ligament replacement iv. Detects laterality and applies Tilt (+/-), accordingly v. Robust Sagittal Standard View of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with a fixed tilt starting from the knee midsagittal plane Knee>Standard reference 10. AutoAlign > Knee > ACL (Sag>Tra) a. Alignment i. Tilted Sag>Tra by 8° (+/-), starting from midsagittal plane provided by Knee>Standard (Sagittal) reference ii. Right Knee – negative Sag>Tra tilt is applied iii. Left Knee – positive Sag>Tra tilt is applied b. Applications i. Sagittal of Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Sagittal slices are tilted toward Transverse ii. Based on bony landmarks, independent of status or existence of anterior ligament iii. Used in suspected cases of a cruciate ligament rupture or post-surgery scans after cruciate ligament replacement iv. Detects laterality and applies Tilt (+/-), accordingly v. Robust Sagittal Standard View of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with a fixed tilt starting from the knee midsagittal plane Knee>Standard reference Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 11 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Shoulder AutoAlign Options 1. AutoAlign > Shoulder > Para Sag (Parasagittal) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Sag>Cor: to be aligned with the scapula  To be aligned with scapula (as for Paracoronal, but rotated through 90°)  No inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Center of humeral had  Shift in medial/lateral direction to center the organ box  Shifted H/F direction, maximum 15 mm above upper edge of organ box b. Applications i. Labrum ii. Glenoid cavity/humeral head interface, along with the rotator cuff muscles iii. Used for Standard Parasagittal imaging of a Shoulder 2. AutoAlign > Shoulder > Para Cor (Paracoronal) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Cor>Sag: to be aligned with the scapula  Shift in medial/lateral direction to include a maximum gap of 1 cm laterally  Upper edge maximally 15 mm above organ box ii. Positioning  Center of humeral had  Shift in medial/lateral direction to center the organ box  Shifted H/F direction, maximum 15 mm above upper edge of organ box b. Applications i. Labrum ii. Glenoid cavity/humeral head interface, along with the rotator cuff muscles iii. Used for Standard Paracoronal imaging of a Shoulder Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 12 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 3. AutoAlign > Shoulder > Para Tra (Paratransverse) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Tra>Sag: to be aligned with the supraspinatus muscle fibers in Coronal View  To be aligned with an axis defined by glenoid center and AC joint center Yellow dashed line)  No inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Initially centered by the glenoid center with sift in Head/Feet direction to include the AC joint  Shift in medial/lateral direction to center the organ box laterally b. Applications i. Shoulder Anatomy ii. Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint iii. Rotator Cuff (All tendons and ligaments around humeral head) iv. Glenoid v. Humeral Head vi. Tip of Scapula vii. Used for Standard Paratransverse imaging of a Shoulder Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 13 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Hip AutoAlign Options 1. AutoAlign > Hip > Tra L+R (Both Hips) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Inplane rotation  To be aligned with axis connecting the centers of two femur heads  Pure transverse orientation ii. Positioning  Both joints symmetrical in transverse view  Center of the head in the Transverse view  Center position is the center of the organ box b. Applications i. Standard Transverse imaging of both hips ii. Femur Head iii. Acetabulum iv. Trochanter Minor and Major 2. AutoAlign > Hip > Cor L+R (Both Hips) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Cor>Sag shows both joints symmetrically in the Transverse View  No Inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Transverse View through center of Femoral Head  Coronal View centered between the tops of the Femoral Heads b. Applications I. Standard Coronal imaging of both hips II. Femur Head III. Acetabulum IV. Trochanter Major .......... .............. Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 14 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 3. AutoAlign > Hip > Para Tra (Single Hip) a. Alignment i. Orientation  To be aligned with the Femoral Neck  No Inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Organ box centered b. Applications I. Hip>Para Tra.  Hip>Para Tra L and Hip>Para Tra R references are used for the Standard Paratransverse Imaging of a Single Hip II. Acetabulum III. Trochanter Major and Minor 4. AutoAlign > Hip > Para Cor (Single Hip) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Cor>Sag to be aligned with the Femoral Neck  No Inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Organ box centered b. Applications I. Hip>Para Cor  Hip>Para Cor L and Hip>Para Cor R references are used for the Standard Paracoronal Imaging of a Single Hip II. Femoral Head III. Acetabulum IV. Trochanter Major and Minor Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 15 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 5. AutoAlign > Hip > Para Sag (Single Hip) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Sag>Cor to be aligned with the Femoral Neck  No Inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Between trochanter Major and Acetabulum  No neck axis b. Applications I. Hip>Para Sag  Hip>Para Sag L and Hip>Para Sag R references are used for the Stand- ard Parasagittal Imaging of a Single Hip II. Femoral Head III. Acetabulum IV. Trochanter Major and Minor ---- 6. AutoAlign > Hip > Transverse (Single Hip) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Pure Transverse  No Inplane rotation ii. Positioning  Organ box center b. Applications I. Hip>Tra  Hip>Tra L and Hip>Tra R references are used for the Standard Transverse imaging of a Single Hip II. Acetabulum III. Trochanter Major and Minor Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 16 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 7. AutoAlign > Hip > Femur Neck (Single Hip) a. Alignment i. Orientation  Rotation Axis aligned with neck axis ii. Positioning  Center of Femoral Head b. Applications I. Hip>Femur Neck  Hip>Femur Neck L and Hip>Femur Neck R references are used for visu- alizing anatomies in a single hip with respect to the femoral neck axis II. Femoral Head III. Femoral Neck IV. Acetabulum Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 17 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Spine AutoAlign (Clinical Protocols) 1. Clinical Protocols can reference one of the following AutoAlign References a. Spine > Cervical b. Spine > Thoracic c. Spine > Lumbar 2. AutoAlign suggests positioning for the Slices/Slabs and Saturation Regions of the Protocol in the Center of the corresponding part of the spine 3. Define the offset of the saturation region within the extended configuration of the linked Spine Positioning Addin Spine AutoAlign (Landmarks) 1. AutoAlign Spine LS reference derives the spine geometry from multiple landmarks (1) Anterior Spine Geometry Line (Spline through all A - Points) (2) Posterior Spine Geometry Line (Spline through all P - Points) (3) Spinous Process Geometry Line (Spline through all P’ - Points) (4), (5) Left and Right Spine Geometry Line (Spline through all R or L - Points) (6) Vertebral Body (7) Disk Cartridge - computed as mid-plane between lower plate of the upper vertebral body and the upper plate of the lower vertebral body Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 18 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Spine AutoAlign (Landmarks) – Continued 2. Minimal Bounding Boxes a. Aids in determining the final positioning of the protocol geometry, such as slices b. Encompasses all vertebras and vertebral disks within the spine part of the interest c. Left and Right Borders of the Minimal Bounding Box i. Linear fitting slice box (in the following image) are Parallel to a linear fitting line that connects the given landmarks (1) (2) (1) Linear Fitting Line (2) Linear Fitting Slice Box Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 19 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Spine AutoAlign (Scenarios) 1. Axial Slices – are positioned in the disk cartridge plane a. Tilt is Double-Oblique – Derived from averaged lower and upper plate of adjacent vertebrae b. Slice Group Center – located on the posterior spine geometry line i. Axial Slices – are not Inplane-rotated c. Saturation Region – positioned tangential to the anterior spine ge- ometry line with a user-configurable gap i. Adapt positioning of the saturation region to avoid artifacts 2. Axial Slabs – Slice groups of 9 or more slices are positioned perpendicular to posterior spine geometry line a. Slice Group Center – located on the posterior spine geometry line i. Tilt is Double-Oblique ii. Axial Slices – are not Inplane-rotated b. Saturation Region – positioned tangential to the anterior spine ge- ometry line with a user-configurable gap i. Adapt positioning of saturation region to avoid artifacts 3. Sagittal Protocols a. Position and orientation of sagittal protocols is derived from the Left/Right Spine geometry line in the focused spine part (in this case C2/C7…T1) i. Tilt is Single-Oblique b. AutoCoverage – is activated and configured accordingly, the necessary number of slices is suggested c. Slice Group Center – located on posterior spine geometry line i. Sagittal Slices – are not Inplane-rotated d. Saturation Region – positioned tangential to the anterior spine geometry line with a user-configu- rable gap i. Adapt positioning of saturation region to avoid artifacts Sag 4. Coronal Slabs a. Position and orientation of coronal protocols is derived from the Anterior/Posterior Spine geom- etry line in the focused spine part b. AutoCoverage – is activated and configured ac- cordingly, the necessary number of slices is sug- gested c. Center – located on the posterior spine geome- try line and in the common center of the Left/Right Spine Geometry Line Co i. Tilt is Single-Oblique ii. Slices – have Inplane Rotation Unrestricted 0 Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Healthineers Page 20 of 21 Job Aid | MR AutoAlign – Numaris X Effective Date: 08/01/2021 | HOOD05162003213194 Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. 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