MR Adult Pelvis W/WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012
Charge as Pelvis W/WO
XL Torso Coil
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
Localizer(REF scan)
AXIAL T1 TSE 5-6 mm 1mm None 30cm Entire SI Joints To Lesser Trochanters
AXIAL Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 5-6 mm 1mm SPAIR 30cm Entire SI Joints To Lesser Trochanters
COR T1 TSE 5-6 mm 1mm None 30cm Skin to skin (entire SI joints)
COR T2 (TE=50-60)STIR TSE 5-6 mm 1mm SPAIR 30cm Skin to skin (entire SI joints)

Optional: If concern is for sacrococcygeal osteomyelitis, or if tumor is centered in sacrum and/or coccyx, replace COR with SAG, as below

SAG T1 TSE 5-6 mm 1mm None 30cm Hip joint thru hip joint (or more, to include entire abnormality)
SAG Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 5-6 mm 1mm SPAIR 30cm Hip joint thru hip joint (or more, to include entire abnormality)

Contrast Injection

AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 5-6 mm 1mm SPIR 30cm Entire SI joints to lesser trochanters
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 5-6 mm 1mm SPIR 30cm Skin to Skin (entire SI joints)
SAG T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 1mm None 25cm Optional SAG instead of COR: hip joint thru hip joint joint (or more, to include entire abnormality)

Notes: Optional: if concern is for sacrococcygeal osteomyelitis, or if tumor is centered in sacrum and/or coccyx, a sagittal will likely be more useful than a coronal and COR may be replaced with SAG

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