MR Adult Forearm W/WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012

Charge as Forearm W/WO

1.5T Scanner Only

xL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 14cm From Shoulder to Wrist Joints
AXIAL Mid TE (50-60) T2 FAT SAT TSE 4mm 1mm SPAIR 14cm From Shoulder to Wrist Joints
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 14cm Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist
COR T2 (50-60) STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 14cm Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist
SAG Mid TE (50-60) T2 FAT SAT TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR 14cm Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPIR 20cm From Shoulder to Wrist Joints
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 40cm Angle to Area of Interest- Elbow or Wrist
Notes: Run Axials in 2 or more stacks and move table each stack to get best signal homogeneity
If hardware is present:
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • If WITH CONTRAST, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast