MR Adult Shoulder W/WO Protocol

Revised - 7/20/2018
Charge as Shoulder WWO

Please use fiducials to mark surgical scars or palpable masses

Shoulder Coil
Localizer
(REF scan)
Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
AXIAL T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 18cm Entire Shoulder (Include area of Concern)
AXIAL Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPAIR 18cm Entire Shoulder (Include area of Concern)
COR Mid TE T2 FAT SAT TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPAIR 18cm Parallel to Supraspinatous
SAG T1 TSE 3-4mm 1mm None 18cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
SAG T2 STIR TSE 3-4mm 1mm STIR 18cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
Contrast Injection
AXIAL T1 Fat Sat TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPIR 18cm Entire Shoulder (Include Area of Concern)
SAG T1 Fat Sat TSE 3-4mm 1mm SPIR 18cm Perpendicular to Supraspinatous
Notes: Use rest medial slabs to reduce respiratory motion- increase FOV to cover area of concern.
If hardware is present:
Arthroplasty
  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • Do post-contrast non-fat-sat T1 instead of fat-sat

Other Hardware: (If necessary)

  • Do STIR instead of fat-sat mid-TE
  • Do post-contrast non-fat-sat T1 instead of fat-sat