MR Pediatric MSK SI Joints W/WO Protocol

Revised - 8/13/2013
Charge as MRI Pelvis W/WO
Coil: Size to patient
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
COR OBL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None Fit to Patient Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis).
Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
COR OBL T2 STIR 3mm 0.5mm SPAIR Fit to Patient Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis).
Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
AXIAL OBL T2 SPAIR 4mm 1mm STIR Fit to Patient Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis).
Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
AXIAL OBL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None Fit to Patient Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis).
Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
Contrast Injection
COR OBL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm THRIVE Fit to Patient Optional: For sacroiliitis. Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis). Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
AXIAL OBL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm WATS Fit to Patient Optional: For sacroiliitis. Through SI joints and sacrum. (No need for entire pelvis). Angle parallel to long axis of sacrum.
Notes: Images must be checked by radiologist or radiology resident before patient leaves.