MR Adult Elbow WO Protocol

Revised - 5/23/2014

Charge as Elbow WO

3T Scanner Only

Knee/Flex Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 14cm 4cm Above/ Below Elbow Joint
AXIAL Mid TE=40
T2 FAT SAT
TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR 14cm 4cm Above/ Below Elbow Joint
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 14cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
COR T2 STIR (TE=40) TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 14cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
SAG Mid TE=40
T2 FAT SAT
TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR 14cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
Notes: USE REST SLAB PROXIMAL TO ELBOW TO REDUCE FLOW AND PULSITILE MOTION
See instructions about Optional FABS Sequence below
Elbow:
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • If WITH CONTRAST, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast

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OPTIONAL FABS Elbow Sequence

  • Flexion, Abduction, Supination
  • For better visualization of distal biceps tendon
  • After usual sequences, place arm as shown (supination of wrist is important!)
  • Images are oriented perpendicular to radius
    • Images will be coronal to humerus but sagittal to rest of body
  • Non-fat-sat PD
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