OHSU

Body MRI Protocols

Adult

For all Pelvic MRI studies except the Bladder Protocol
or the MR Urogram:

Please have the patient void their bladder prior to exam. Even if the patient says they don’t need to use the restroom, have them try to void anyway so that we can minimize the signal and size of the bladder so that we can better visualize the other structures in the pelvis.

MRI Technologist Tips for Body Imaging Studies

 

ADRENAL MASS W/WO
APPENDICITIS WO
APPENDICITIS (Pregnant patient) WO
BLADDER CANCER W/WO
BLADDER CANCER STAGING W/WO
FEMALE PELVIS CERVICAL CANCER
FEMALE PELVIS W/WO
FEMALE PELVIS UAE W/WO
FETUS WO
LIVER MASS WO
LIVER MASS W/WO
LIVER MASS WO & MRCP
LIVER MASS W/WO & MRCP
LIVER MASS W/WO EOVIST
LIVER MASS W/WO WITH SECRETIN
MRE (ENTEROGRAPHY)
PANCREAS W/WO MRCP
PELVIMETRY WO
PERIANAL FISTULA
PROSTATE FOR RAD THERAPY PLANNING WO
PROSTATE W/WO
RECTUM W/WO
RENAL MASS
RENAL STENOSIS
SCROTUM W/WO
UTERINE CANCER

Pediatric

The pediatric radiologists will usually protocol specific sequences they need in RIS. If not, follow the adult protocol, but make changes to the slice, gap, and FOV as needed.

MR UROGRAM
PEDS ENTEROGRAPHY
LIVER MASS W/WO WITH SECRETIN

Technologist Resources

Liver MRI PowerPoint Presentation      
Created by Dr. Fung. An excellent resource for sequence planning and technique.