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3.0T Knee - Fletcher Allen Health Care

Braff, Steven, M.D. Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care
White, gretchen Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care

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ExamCard purpose

This ExamCard is applied for patients with unexplained knee pain, post-injury, or suspicion of knee pathology. It provides a seven-sequence study with SENSE.

ExamCard overview

Scan 1Scout right knee
Scan 2Scout left knee
Scan 3Reference scan
Scan 4Sag PD with SENSE
Scan 5Sag T2 SPIR with SENSE
Scan 6Cor PD with SENSE
Scan 7Cor PD/SPIR with SENSE
Scan 8Ax PD DRIVE SENSE with fat sat

Use the scout scan for the right knee and/or the scout scan for the left knee.


The PD-weighted scans 4, 6 and 8 are done to visualize anatomy. The T2 weighted scan 5 and scan 7 are done to evaluate pathology.

ExamCard images

SAG PD SAG PD fat sat
SAG PD fat sat
COR PD COR PD fat sat AX PD fat sat
COR PD fat sat
AX PD fat sat

Patient preparation

Position the patient supine, feet first.

The 8-channel SENSE Knee coil is used, with extra padding in the coil.

Contrast agent / injection protocol

Only when indicated, Gadolinium contrast agent is injected. Then perform sagittal and axial T1-weighted fat sat scans.

Post-processing / analysis

None necessary.

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Aug 15, 2006

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Achieva 3.0T
Release 1
Knee, Musculoskeletal

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