MR XOMA Research Study Protocol

Revised - 11//2014
Charge as Hand W/WO

What would Joe do? (WWJD)

This is a Rheumatoid Arthritis research study. The preferred position is for the patient to be in the Superman position. If not, if can be done with the hand by the side. The study has specific parameters based how the hand is positions – so choose the protocol based on that position. There are also specific ways the hand is prepped and the coil is positioned. See attached guide for directions. The holder can be found in MR1 in the drawer labelled research phantoms.

The scans are built in with two stacks per sequence – one is through the fingers and the other is through the wrist. See attached guide for positioning of the stacks.
RM 1- Flex Coil
Sequence   Change Parameters? Change # slices?
COR 3D T1 NO NO
COR STIR NO NO
COR T1 NO NO
AX
T1 NO NO
COR
Post GAD T1
NO NO
AX
Post GAD T1
NO NO

XOMA Protocol Hand Positioning

XO52160 Quick Reference Guide
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