Knee w/wo

MR Adult Knee W/WO Protocol

Created 2/1/2014(GD)

Indication: Tumor, infection, meniscal re-tear

Knee/ M Flex Coil

Localizer
(REF scan)

Mode

Slice

Gap

Matrix/

NEX

FOV

Scan Range

AXIAL

T2 Fat Sat (TE 60-80)

TSE

5mm

1.5mm

256x224/2

14-16cm

Cover Infection/Tumor

AXIAL

T1

TSE

5mm

1.5mm

256x224/2

14-16cm

Cover Infection/Tumor

COR

T1

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

16-18cm

Angle to femoral condyles to patella

COR

T2 Fat Sat

 

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

 

 

SAG

T2 Fat Sat

TSE

3mm

0.5mm

256x224/2

14-16cm

Angle to lateral condyle

Contrast Injection

AXIALpre

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

1.5mm

256x224/2

14-16cm

Cover Infection/Tumor

AXIALpost

SAG

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

14-16cm

Angle to lateral condyle

Notes: With metal hardware in area if interest... use STIR instead.

If lesion looks  better on Cor, do Cor post contrast




Place marker at the point of max tenderness or above and below region of interest.
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