MR Adult Shoulder WO Protocol

Revised - 12/12/2012
Charge as Shoulder WO

3T Scanner Only

Shoulder Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 2.5mm 0.5mm SPAIR 15cm Entire Shoulder (Include A/C Joint)
AXIAL T1 (Nex=1) TSE 2.5mm 0.5mm None 15cm Entire Shoulder (Include A/C Joint)
COR PD (TE=30msec) TSE 2.5mm 0.5mm None 15cm Parallel to Supraspinatous
COR Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 2.5mm 0.5mm SPAIR 15cm Parallel to Supraspinatous
SAG T1 (Nex=1) TSE 2.5mm 0.5mm None 15cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
SAG Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 2.5mm 0.5mm SPAIR 15cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
Notes: IF FAT SAT FAILS… USE SPAIR INSTEAD… IF STILL POOR… USE LONG TE (80+MS) WITHOUT FAT SAT
If hardware is present:
Arthroplasty
  • Axial, sagittal, and coronal STIR
  • Do usual sagittal T1 and coronal non-fat-sat PD

Other Hardware: (If necessary)

  • Do non-fat-sat mid-TE (axial, sagittal, coronal) instead of fat-sat
  • Add a sagittal STIR
  • Do usual coronal non-fat-sat PD and sagittal T1

MR Shoulder WO