MR Adult Hip Unilateral W/WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012

Charge as Hip WWO

Use XL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 18/30cm (see notes below) Above Acetabulum- Lesser Trochanters
Skin to skin
AXIAL Mid TE(50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPAIR 18/30cm Above Acetabulum- Lesser Trochanters
Skin to skin
COR T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 18/30cm Sacrum Through Pubic Symphysis
Skin to skin
COR T2 STIR (TE= 50-60) TSE 4mm 1mm STIR 18/30cm Sacrum Through Pubic Symphysis
Skin to skin
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPIR 18/30cm Above Acetabulum- Lesser Trochanters
Skin to skin
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 4mm 1mm SPIR 18/30cm Sacrum Through Pubic Symphysis
Skin to skin

Notes:

Infection: Always scan Bilateral (same as Hip Bilateral W/WO protocol)
Tumor: 1st Patient Scan OR 1st Post Op Scan Bilateral Coronals and Unilateral Axials
Routine Follow up: Scan Unilateral

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