MR Adult Ankle Plantar Flexion WO Protocol

Revised - 12/12/2012

Charge as Ankle WO

3T only- Foot/ankle/Flex Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
1st half done with Foot Coil
AXIAL PD (TE=20msec) TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm Bottom of heel to above malleolus
AXIAL Mid TE T2 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm Bottom of heel to above malleolus
SAG Mid TE T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm Include Metatarsal Bases
COR T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 15cm Angle to Calcaneus
COR Mid TE T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm Angle to Calcaneus
2nd half done with Flex/Cardiac Coil- place patient in plantar flexion and rescout
AXIAL OBL PD TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm Angle to short axis of tarsals
AXIAL OBL Mid TE T2 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPAIR 15cm Angle to short axis of tarsals
Notes: All scans include entire tarsals in FOV

MR Ankle Plantar