MR Adult Femur WO Protocol

Revised - 3/26/2012

Charge as Femur W/WO

1.5T only. XL Torso Coil
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 5-8 mm 1mm None 40cm Entire Femur: Femoral head to knees
AXIAL Mid TE (50-60) T2 Fat Sat TSE 5-8 mm 1mm SPAIR 40cm Entire Femur: Femoral Head to knees
COR T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 50cm Entire Femur: Skin to skin
COR T2 STIR (TE=50-60) TSE 4mm 1mm STIR 50cm Entire Femur: Skin to skin
Notes: Always scan bilateral unless requested otherwise
If hardware is present:
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • If with Contrast, do non-fat-sat T1 post-contrast