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1.5T Shoulder with dual coils (SENSE Flex-S and -M) - CINOV

ExamCard
Mr. Fiaux, Jacques, R.T. Yverdon, CINOV Switzerland
Renevey, Laurent Philips Healthcare Switzerland

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ExamCard purpose

This Examcard is created on Achieva 1.5T with Pulsar gradients, Release 2. It provides excellent SNR with dual coil imaging using SENSE Flex-S and SENSE Flex-M coils. Large FOV coverage and high resolution is possible in short time.  It offers lots of possibility to improve time or resolution.

ExamCard overview

Shoulder Dual coils
Scan 1survey large FOV
Scan 2survey fine
Scan 3ref scan Dual
Scan 4PDW_TSE_SPIR_AX
Scan 5T1W_AX
Scan 6T2W_SPIR_COR
Scan 7PDW_TSE_SAG
Scan 8T2W_SPIR_SAG
Scan 9T1W_COR
Scan 10BFFE_AX

The survey in the downloadable ExamCard is for a right shoulder, shown here is a left shoulder example.

 

The first survey is for using a single coil, the second survey is a dual coil survey.

 

Refscan with dual coil:  Select Dual coil "yes" in Geometry parameters of refscan, then select SENSE Flex-M and SENSE Flex-S in the coil selection. (See below)

 

Both sagittal scans are modified from standard coronal scans. However, the help text (right window) has not been modified.

 

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Refscan: select Dual coil "yes" in Geometry parameters of refscan, then select Flex-M or S in the coil selection.

Patient preparation

Release 2 is required to be able to select Dual coils.

The SENSE Flex-M and SENSE Flex-S coils are used.

 

Place the first element of the Flex-M under the shoulder of the patient.

Apply the two elements of the Flex-S in "Olympic rings" manner to cover the head of shoulder.

Then place the second element of the Flex-M on the shoulder.

Take care to wrap around all coils with a Velcro strap. 

 

Flex-S and Flex-M Flex-M down the shoulder, Flex-S in the middle on the shoulder disposed in Flex-S in
Flex-S and Flex-M
Flex-S in "Olympic rings"
Flex-M down the shoulder, Flex-S in the middle on the shoulder disposed in "Olympic rings"
Flex-M down the shoulder, Flex-S in the middle on the shoulder disposed in "Olympic rings"
Flex-S and Flex-M Flex-M up and down, Flex-S in the middle on the shoulder disposed in Fixation Use Velcro straps to fix the coils
Flex-S and Flex-M
Fixation
Flex-M up and down, Flex-S in the middle on the shoulder disposed in "Olympic rings"
Use Velcro straps to fix the coils

 

 

ExamCard images

PDW_SPIR T1W_AX T2W_SPIR_COR
PDW_SPIR
T1W_AX
T2W_SPIR_COR
PDW_TSE_SAG T2_SPIR_SAG T1W_COR
PDW_TSE_SAG
T2_SPIR_SAG
T1W_COR

 

Contrast agent / injection protocol

This ExamCard is also available for Gado Arthro-MR, especially because of large SNR.

 

Use the B-FFE scan for creating MPR.

Post-processing / analysis

MPR of B-FFE.



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Achieva 1.5T
Release 2
Nova
Musculoskeletal, Shoulder
 

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