MR Femur WO or W/WO MSK Protocol

 Scan notes:

If hardware is present:

  • Do STIR instead of FAT-SAT mid-TE.
  • If ordered with contrast, run non-FAT-SAT T1 post gad

Last updated: 4/8/19
Charge as: Femur Wo or WWO
Scanner preference: 3T 
Coil: Torso Coil

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AXIAL T1 TSE 5-8 mm 1mm None 40cm Entire Unilateral Femur: Femoral head to knee
AXIAL T2 SPAIR TSE 5-8 mm 1mm SPAIR 40cm Entire Unilateral Femur: Femoral head to knee
COR T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 50cm Entire Unilateral Femur: Skin to skin
COR T2 STIR TSE 4mm 1mm STIR 50cm Entire Unilateral Femur: Skin to skin
SAG T1 PRE (if giving contrast for INFECTION/OSTEO) T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 50cm Entire Unilateral Femur: Skin to skin

Contrast injection

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
AXIAL T1 FS TSE SAME AS PRE SAME AS PRE SPIR SAME AS PRE SAME AS PRE
COR T1 FS TSE SAME AS PRE SAME AS PRE SPIR SAME AS PRE SAME AS PRE