Pelvis w/wo

MR Adult Pelvis W/WO Protocol

Created 2/1/2014(GD)
I
ndication: Osteomyelitis, Cellulitis, Infection/Abscess, Soft Tissue Mass.

XL Torso Coil

Localizer
(REF scan)

Mode

Slice

Gap

Matrix/

NEX

FOV

Scan Range

AXIAL

T1

TSE

5mm

1mm

256x224/2

30-48cm

Entire SI Joints To Lesser Trochanters

AXIAL

Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

30-48cm

Entire SI Joints To Lesser Trochanters

COR

T1

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

30-48cm

Skin to skin (entire SI joints)

COR

T2 (TE=50-60)STIR

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x192/2

30-48cm

Skin to skin (entire SI joints)

Optional: If concern is for sacrococcygeal osteomyelitis, or if tumor is centered in sacrum and/or coccyx, replace COR with SAG, as below

SAG

T1

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

30cm

Hip joint thru hip joint (or more, to include entire abnormality)

SAG

 TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x192/2

30cm

Hip joint thru hip joint (or more, to include entire abnormality)

Contrast Injection

AXIALpre

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

30cm

Entire SI joints to lesser trochanters

AXIALpost

COR

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/2

30cm

Skin to Skin (entire SI joints)

SAG

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

7mm

3mm

256x224/2

25cm

Optional SAG instead of COR: hip joint thru hip joint joint (or more, to include entire abnormality)

Notes: Optional: if concern is for sacrococcygeal osteomyelitis, or if tumor is centered in sacrum and/or coccyx, a sagittal will likely be more useful than a coronal and COR may be replaced with SAG

If hardware is present:

·         Do Axial and Coronal STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE

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

 

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