Tib/Fib wo or w/wo

MR Adult Tib/Fib  wo and W/WO Protocol

Revised 3/18/2014(GD)

(Axial FOV- as small as possible)

 

1.5T Only. Use XL Torso Coil

Localizer
(REF scan)

Mode

Slice

Gap

Matrix/

NEX

FOV

Scan Range

AXIAL

T1

TSE

6 mm

2mm

256x224/2

 16/20cm

Entire Tib/Fib- Knees to ankles

AXIAL

Mid TE T2 Fat Sat

TSE

6 mm

2mm

256x224/2

16/20cm

Entire Tib/Fib- Knees to ankles

COR

T2 STIR

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x192/2

50cm

Entire Tib/Fib- Knees to ankles

SAG

T2 STIR

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x192/2

50cm

Entire Tib/Fib- Knees to ankles

Contrast Injection

AXIALpre

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

4-6mm

1mm

256x224/2

16/20cm

Entire Tib/Fib- Knees to ankles

AXIALpost

COR

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

4mm

1mm

256x224/2

50cm

Entire Tib/Fib- Knees to ankles

Notes:      Infection: Always scan Bilateral Coronal and Bilateral Axials
Tumor: 1st Patient Scan OR 1st Post Op Scan Bilateral Coronals and Unilateral Axials
Routine Follow up: Scan Unilateral Coronals and Unilateral Axials

If hardware is present:     Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE

·         If with Contrast, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast



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





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