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3.0T Shoulder with SENSE Shoulder coil - Mayne Clinical Research Imaging Centre

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Shnier, Ron, M.D. Symbion Research Clinical Imaging Center
Hughes, Kathleen Symbion Research Clinical Imaging Center

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Evaluation of rotator cuff, labrum, supraspinatus tendon, AC joints and the humeral head. Imaging techniques are intended for all routine shoulder examinations for specific rotation dysfunction, frozen shoulders, instability and or generalized shoulder pain.

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Scan 1Survey sShoulderCoil
Scan 2RefScan sShoulderCoil
Scan 3PDW/SPIR/AX
Scan 4T2W/SPAIR/COR
Scan 5PDW/COR
Scan 6T2W/SPAIR/SAG

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1.Survey SENSE Shoulder coil

Survey should have a maximum RL offset of 100 at a 400 FOV. If the shoulder is not entirely within the FOV on all 3 planes of the survey, then reposition the patient to move the affected shoulder into the imaging plane.

 

2. Ref Scan SENSE Shoulder coil

Reference map for the application of CLEAR and/or SENSE techniques. CLEAR is recommended for all imaging views on either the Flex or the SENSE Shoulder coils.

 

3. PDW/ SPIR/AX

PDW/SPIR/AX visualizes the glenoid fossa, humeral head, posterior and inferior articular cartilage. SPIR is essential in enhancing cartilage and fluid visualization. SENSE is used to reduce scan time. REST slabs can be positioned at an angle to cover the lung and also the subclavian vessels. This will reduce artifacts from both respiration and inflowing blood.

 

4. T2W/SPAIR/COR

Evaluation of the rotator cuff, glenoid labrum, superdeltoid bursa, AC joints and supraspinous tendon in full length and tendon insertion into the greater tuberosity. Detecting fluid T2 signal changes within the supraspinatus tendon capsular ligament is essential for assessment of tendon damage. Angle slices parallel with the supraspinatus tendon and place a Volume shimming box over the humeral head. REST slabs should be placed obliquely over lung field to reduce respiration and saturate inflowing blood signal.

 

5. PDW/COR

Evaluation of the cartilage versus fluid signal within the rotator cuff and in conjunction with fat plane visualizations

 

6.T2W/SPAIR/SAG

T2/SPAIR/SAG provides additional evaluation of rotator cuff tears and supraspinatus tendon and subdeltoid bursa in profile.

 

REST slab planning for Ax imaging PDW SPIR AX Coronal plane planning
REST slab planning for Ax imaging
PDW SPIR AX
Coronal plane planning
REST slab planning for Cor imaging T2W/SPAIR/COR PDW/COR
REST slab planning for Cor imaging
T2W/SPAIR/COR
PDW/COR
T2W/SPAIR/SAG
T2W/SPAIR/SAG


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Intera 3.0T
Musculoskeletal, Shoulder
 

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