MR Adult Toe WO or W/WO Protocol

Revised - 9/23/2011

Charge as Toe

Use Foot/ankle/Flex Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL Mid TE (40-45) T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR see below
SAG Mid TE (40-45) T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR see below
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None see below
COR T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None see below
COR Mid TE (40-45) T2 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR see below
Contrast Injection (if W/WO)
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR see below
SAG T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR see below
COR T1 Fat Sat TSE 3mm 0.5mm SPIR see below
Notes:
Angle to Metatarsals
Cover 3cm proximal to MTP joint thru tip of toe
Cover area of interest and 1-2 toes on either side of affected toe
If Sag T2 Fat Sat has poor fat suppression, consider STIR (TE = 40-45) instead
MR Toe Axial
AXIAL
MR Toe/ Foot Sagittal
SAGITTAL
MR Toe/Foot Coronal
CORONAL
MR Toe/Foot Angle
ANGLE