MR Adult Knee WO Protocol

Revised - 12/12/2012
Charge as Knee WO

3T Scanner ONLY

M Flex Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL Mid TE (40-45) T2 Fat Sat TSE 2.5-3 mm 0.5mm SPAIR 15cm 3cm above and below knee joint
COR PD (TE=20msec) TSE 2.5-3 mm 0.5mm None 15cm Angle to femoral condyles to patella
COR Mid TE (40-45) T2 Fat Sat TSE 2.5-3 mm 0.5mm SPAIR 15cm Angle to femoral condyles to patella
SAG PD (TE= 20msec) TSE 2.5-3 mm 0.5mm None 15cm Angle to lateral condyle
SAG Mid TE (40-45) T2 Fat Sat TSE 2.5-3 mm 0.5mm SPAIR 15cm Angle to lateral condyle
SAG 3D mFFE WATS Sense 3D mFFE 2.5-3 mm 0mm Proset 15cm Angle to lateral condyle

ACL hardware:

  • Usually does not obscure internal structures enough to warrant changing the protocol – stick to the usual protocol unless it obviously obscures too much.

Femoral / Tibial rods and plates: (If Necessary)

  • Do non-fat-sat mid-TE (axial, sagittal, coronal) instead of fat-sat
  • Add a coronal STIR
  • Do usual sagittal and coronal non-fat-sat PD


MSK knee WO