MR Adult Elbow W/WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012

Charge as Elbow W/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
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 20cm 4cm Above/ Below Ellbow Joint
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 40cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
OPTIONAL SAG T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 40cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
Notes: USE REST SLAB PROXIMAL TO ELBOW TO REDUCE FLOW AND PULSITILE MOTION
Elbow:
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • If WITH CONTRAST, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast

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