MR Adult Shoulder W/WO Protocol

Revised - 6/20/2013
Charge as Shoulder WWO
Shoulder Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 18cm Entire Shoulder (Include area of Concern)
AXIAL Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPAIR 18cm Entire Shoulder (Include area of Concern)
COR Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPAIR 18cm Parallel to Supraspinatous
SAG T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 18cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
SAG T2 STIR TSE 3-4mm 1mm STIR 18cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPIR 18cm Entire Shoulder (Include Area of Concern)
SAG T1 Fat Sat TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPIR 18cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
Notes: Use rest medial slabs to reduce respiratory motion- increase FOV to cover area of concern.
If hardware is present:
Arthroplasty
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • Do post-contrast non-fat-sat T1 instead of fat-sat

Other Hardware: (If necessary)

  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • Do post-contrast non-fat-sat T1 instead of fat-sat

MR Shoulder WWO