MR Adult Humerus W/WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012
Charge as Humerus W/WO

1.5T Scanner Only

xL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 4-6mm 1mm None 20cm From Shoulder to Elbow (Skin to Skin)
AXIAL Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 4-6mm 1mm SPAIR 20cm From Shoulder to Elbow (Skin to Skin)
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 40cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
COR T2 STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 40cm 1.5T Ti=150ms
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 40cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 4-6mm 1mm SPIR 20cm From Shoulder to Elbow (Skin to Skin)
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR 40cm Angle to Distal Humeral Condyles
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