MRI for Techs

MRI protocols

MSK protocols

MRI shoulder: 
PD TSE Cor FS
Ax T2* GRE small fov (10 cm)
Cor T2 TSE FS
Cor STIR
Sag T2 FS
Ax PD FS
T1 SE CorMRI Pelvis:
Cor STIR
Cor T1
Ax T1
Axial STir
Sag Stir
Axial T1 in and out of phase

SI joints:
Coronal T1
Cor STIR
Cor PD FS
Axial STIR

MRI Hip:
3 plane localizer
Pelvis: Axial T1 4/1; 256 x 256
Pelvis: STIR Coronal 4/1 ; 256 x 192 nex 2-3
Pelvis: Cor T1 4/1 256×192
Pelvis: PD Axial FS 6/1.5 TE: 40-65
Hip: Sag PD FS FOV 16 256×256; 4/1
HIP: Oblique Axial PD FS along the axis of the femoral neck, small FOV

MRI Knee:

PD Cor 3 mm
PD SE Sag FS 4mm
PD TSE AX FS 4 mm
Stir Cor 3 mm

T2 FSE 4 mm thick FS sag
T1 coronal 4/1

MRI ankle

Sg T1 SE
STIR Sag
PD TSE ax FS
PD TSE Cor FS
T1 se ax
SAG T2 3D
SAG T1 3D

MRI foot 3mm/0.5 

T1 SE coronal
T2 TSE FS coronal
Sag Stir
Sag T1
PD FSE Axial
PD FSE axial FS
T2 3D sag

MRI foot for osteomyelitis 3mm/0.5 

T1 SE coronal
T2 TSE FS coronal
Sag Stir
Sag T1
PD FSE axial FS
T2 3D sag
Cor T1 FS
SAG T1 FS
Ax T1 FS

Neuro protocols

Routine MRI brain without and with  (History: Headache, stroke, AVM concern)
T1 sag 4/1(or Sag 3d T1 if available)
ADC/Diffusion
Axial flair 5/1.5
T2 star coronal 5/1.5
T2 axial FS 5/1.5
Post-T1 axial 5/1.5
Post T1 coronal 5/1.5MRI brain without and with for Seizure
t1 sag 4/1(or Sag 3d T1 if available)
ADC/Diffusion
Axial flair 5/1.5
FLAIR coronal 5/1.5
T2 axial FS 5/1.5
T2 coronal through the hippocampus 3/1 (No FS)
Coronal T1 5/1.5 or T1 Coronal 3d
Post-T1 axial 5/1.5
Post T1 coronal 5/1.5

MRI brain without 
Sag T1 4/1
Axial ADC/diffusion
Axial T2 FS 5/1.5
Axial FLair 5/1.5
Coronal T2* 5/1.5

MRI brain for MS (multiple sclerosis)
Sag T1 4/1
Sag Flair 5/1.5
Axial T2 FS 5/1.5
Axial Flair 5/1.5
Axial DWI
Axial T1 5/1.5
Postcontrast T1 axial 5/1.5
Postcontrast T1 coronal 5/1.5
Postcontrast T1 Sagittal 4/1

MS brain without contrast
Sag T1 4/1
Axial Flair 5/1.5
Sag Flair 5/1.5
Axial DWI
Cor T2* 5/1.5
Axial T2 FS 5/1.5

MRI orbit: (Blurred vision, vision loss, papilledema, optic nerve atrophy/abnormality)

T1 sagittal 5/2 256×192 22FOV
AX DWI
Flair Axial 5/1; 256×192; 22 FOV
T2 axial FS 4/1; 512x 256; 22 FOV
STIR coronal through orbits 3/0; 256×192; 16 FOV
T1 coronal through orbits 3/0; 256×256; 16 FOV

Axial T1 postcontrast FS whole head 4/1
Coronal Postcontrast T1 FS through orbits 3/0; 256×256; 16 FOV
Coronals should go from the front of the brainstem (anterior to the mickey mouse ears) through the globes.

Brain with IAC protocol (vertigo/dizziness, acoustic neuroma, sensory neural hearing loss), facial paralysis, mastitis, temporal bone tumor, pulsitile tinnitis

T1 Sagittal 4/1
ADC/Diffusion
FLAIR Axial 5/1.5
T1 Croonla 3/0 through IACs; 16 FOV 256×244
3D t2 FSE (GE) or T2 Drive (phillips) through IACS
Post-contrast:
T1 coronal FS 3/0 through IACs
T1 axial FS 3/0 through IACs 16-18 FOV
T1 axial 5/1.5 whole head (without FS)

If questions please contact Dr. Wade.

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