MR Adult Pelvis WO - Piriformis Syndrome Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012
Charge as Pelvis WO
Use XL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Top of Sacrum to Lesser Trochanters
AXIAL Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 25cm Top of Sacrum to Lesser Trochanters
COR OBL T1 TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Sacrum through PS (Skin to Skin)
COR OBL Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 1mm SPAIR 25cm Sacrum through PS (skin to Skin)

Notes: Angle OBLIQUE to sacrum

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

MR MSK Lumbosacral Plexus