MR Adult Femur W/WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012

Charge as Femur W/WO

1.5T only. XL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 5-8 mm 1mm None 40cm Entire Femur: Femoral head to knees
AXIAL Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 5-8 mm 1mm SPAIR 40cm Entire Femur: Femoral Head to knees
COR T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 50cm Entire Femur: Skin to skin
COR T2 STIR (TE=50-60) TSE 4mm 1mm STIR 50cm Entire Femur: Skin to skin
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 5-8 mm 1mm SPIR 40cm Entire Femur: Femoral head to knees
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPIR 50cm Entire Femur: Skin to skin
Notes:
Infection: Always scan bilateral coronal and bilateral axials
Tumor: 1st patient scan OR 1st post-op scan bilateral coronals and unilateral axials.
Routine follow up: scan unilateral coronals and unilateral axials
If hardware is present:
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • If with Contrast, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast