MR Adult Ankle Achilles Tendon WO Protocol

Revised - 12/12/2012
Charge as Ankle WO

Dr. Foss wants you to start with the foot/ankle coil and show the first set of sagittals for coverage to see if the Cardiac Coil would be a better coil to use.
Coil- see notes above
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL PD (TE=20msec) TSE 3mm 1mm None 15cm Bottom of heel to include bottom 1/2 of Tibia
AXIAL Mid TE=40 T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm Bottom of heel to include bottom 1/2 of Tibia
SAG T2 STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 25cm FOV to include distal tendon insertion
COR T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm FOV to include distal tendon insertion
Notes:
All scans include Distal 1/3rd Tibia in FOV!
Dr. Foss wants you to start with the foot/ankle coil and show the first set of sagittals for coverage to see if the Cardiac Coil would be a better coil to use.
If hardware is present:
  • Do axial non-fat-sat mid-TE instead of fat-sat
  • Keep sagittal STIR
  • Do coronal STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
If with Contrast, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast