MR Adult SI Joints W/WO Protocol

Revised - 4/18/2012
Charge as MRI Pelvis W/WO
XL Torso Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 (TE=min) TSE 4-5 mm 1mm None Entire SI Joints Bilat Angle perpendicular to Oblique Coronals (perpendicular to the sacrum).
AXIAL Fat Sat T2 (TE=70msec) TSE 4-5 mm 1mm Entire SI Joints Bilat Angle perpendicular to Oblique Coronals (perpendicular to the sacrum).
COR OBL T1 (TE=min) TSE 3-4 mm 0.5mm L4-5 to tip of the coccyx, lat femoral head margin to other per Dr. Foss Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis).
Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
COR OBL STIR (TE=70msec) 3-4 mm 0.5mm L4-5 to tip of the coccyx, lat femoral head margin to other per Dr. Foss Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis).
Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
Contrast Injection
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm THRIVE from L4-5 thru the tip of the coccyx, and from one lateral femoral head margin to the other per Dr. Foss
COR T1 Fat Sat Angle perpendicular to Oblique Coronals (perpendicular to the sacrum).
MR SI Joints