Forearm wo or w/wo

MR Adult Forearm wo or W/WO Protocol

 

Crated – 2/1/2014(GD)                                                                

Indication: Contrast: Osteomyelitis, Cellulitis, Infection/Abscess, Soft Tissue Mass

No contrast: fracture, muscle injury

o Coil

Localizer
(REF scan)

Mode

Slice

Gap

Matrix/

Nex

FOV

Scan Range

AXIAL

T1

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/

      2

14-16cm

From Elbow to Wrist Joints

AXIAL

T2 FAT SAT TE (50-60)

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/

2

14-16cm

From Elbow to Wrist Joints

COR

T1

TSE

3mm

1.5mm

256x224/

2

35cm(prn)

Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist

COR

T2 (50-60) STIR

TSE

3mm

1.5mm

256x224/

2

35cm(prn)

Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist

SAG

T2 FAT SAT TE (50-60)

TSE

3mm

1.5mm

256x224/

     2

14cm

Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist

Contrast Injection

AXIALpre

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

5mm

2.5mm

256x224/

2

20cm

From Elbow to Wrist Joints

AXIALpost

COR

T1 Fat Sat

TSE

3mm

1.5mm

256x224/

2

35-40cm

Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist

Notes: Run Axials in 2 or more stacks and move table each stack to get best signal homogeneity

If hardware is present:

·         Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE

·         If WITH CONTRAST, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast

·         If mass, vascular malformation suspected: Cor GRE

 

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

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