MR Adult Hip Unilateral or Bilateral WO for AVN Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012
Charge as Hip WO
Use XL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 30cm Above Acetabulum - Lesser Trochanters
AXIAL Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR 30cm Above Acetabulum - Lesser Trochanters
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 30cm Sacrum through Pubic Symphysis
COR T2 STIR (TE=50-60) TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 30cm Sacrum through Pubic Symphysis
Unilateral
SAG
PD TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 18cm Cover Acetabulum thru Lesser Trochanter
Notes:
Axial and Coronal are identical to Pelvis WO.
Note that Sagital is a PD Sequence.
If bilateral, do separate Sagital through each hip.

If hardware is present:

  • Do Axial and Coronal STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • If with Contrast, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast

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