MR Pediatric Scrotum W/WO Protocol

Revised - 8/13/2013
Charge as Pelvis W/WO
Coil: 5 inch, Shoulder Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
COR T2 TSE SS 4mm 0mm None Fit to Patient Through scrotum, including pubic symphysis and inguinal canals
AXIAL T2 TSE SS 4mm 0mm None Fit to Patient Above pubic symphysis through scrotum
AXIAL T1 TSE MV MS 4mm 0mm None Fit to Patient Above pubic symphysis through scrotum
AXIAL T2 TSE MV MS 4mm 0mm SPAIR Fit to Patient Above pubic symphysis through scrotum
COR T2 TSE MV MS 3.3mm 0.7mm SPAIR Fit to Patient Through scrotum, including pubic symphysis and inguinal canals
SAG T2 TSE MV MS 4mm 0mm None Fit to Patient Mid femoral head to mid femoral head, centered on and including entire scrotum
AXIAL T1 THRIVE 3D SPAIR Fit to Patient Above pubic symphysis through scrotum
AXIAL T1 FFE 5.5mm 0mm WATS (Proset) Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.
Above pubic symphysis through scrotum
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 THRIVE 3D SPAIR Fit to Patient Iliac crests through pubic symphysis
COR T1 THRIVE 3D SPAIR Fit to Patient Skin to skin
SAG T1 THRIVE 3D SPAIR Fit to Patient Medial acetabulum to medial acetabulum, centered on and including entire scrotum
COR T1 FFE 6mm 1mm WATS (Proset) Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.
Through scrotum, including pubic symphysis and inguinal canals
SAG T1 FFE 5.5mm 1mm WATS (Proset) Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.
Medial acetabulum to medial acetabulum, centered on and including entire scrotum
AXAIL T1 FFE 5.5mm 0mm WATS (Proset) Fit to Patient Optional: Only if requested by a radiologist.
Above pubic symphysis through scrotum

Notes:

Position patient in scanner supine, with legs together.
For immobilization of scrotum, place one towel under scrotum to lift it and drape second towel over scrotum/penis, tucking it in posterior to patient.
Position scrotum to isocenter.
Slice thickness may be adjusted from 3-6 mm as appropriate to patient size.
Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before patient leaves.