START WITH THE FOOT/ANKLE COIL AND SHOW THE FIRST SET OF SAGITTALS FOR COVERAGE TO SEE IF THE TORSO COIL WOULD BE A BETTER COIL TO USE.
All scans include Distal 1/3 rd Tibia in FOV!
If hardware is present:
- Do AX non-fat-sat mid-TE instead of fat-sat
- Keep Sagittal STIR
- Do Coronal STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
- If ordered with Contrast, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast
Last updated: 4/8/19
Charge as: Ankle WO
Scanner preference: 3T only
Coil: Foot/Ankle or Torso Coil
|AXIAL||PD (TE=20msec)||TSE||3mm||1mm||None||15cm||Bottom of heel to include bottom 1/2 of Tibia|
|AXIAL||T2 SPAIR||TSE||3mm||1mm||SPAIR||15cm||Bottom of heel to include bottom 1/2 of Tibia|
|SAG||T2 STIR||TSE||3mm||1mm||STIR||25cm||FOV to include distal tendon insertion|
|COR||T1||TSE||3mm||1mm||None||25cm||FOV to include distal tendon insertion|