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3.0T Routine knee - Mayne Clinical Research Imaging Centre

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

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ExamCard purpose

Imaging for investigations of meniscal tears, and ACL, PCL , medial and lateral collateral ligament assessment. Routine knee imaging protocols will also help asses bone bruising and or possible fractures.

ExamCard overview

Scan 1Survey Flex M
Scan 2RefScan Flex M
Scan 3PDW (ax)
Scan 4T2 SPAIR (cor)
Scan 5PDW (cor)
Scan 6T2 SPAIR (sag)
Scan 7PDW (sag)

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PDW (ax) T2 SPAIR (cor) PDW (cor)
PDW (ax)
T2 SPAIR (cor)
PDW (cor)
T2 SPAIR (sag) PDW (sag)
T2 SPAIR (sag)
PDW (sag)

Patient preparation

The ExamCard is intended for use with the Flex M coil. For larger patients use the Flex L.

  • Position the patient feet first supine.
  • Position the coil elements posterior and anterior over the knee.
  • Use a positioning strap around the middle of the flex coil to secure the coil to patient.
  • Let the patient's knee naturally rotate out laterally 10 to 15 degrees. This should be a comfortable position, and most importantly align the ACL to the sagittal imaging plane.
  • Place a sand bag lateral to the foot to provide support, and restrict motion.
  • Place a second sand bag on the medial side of the leg and drap over the ankle to reduce motion.


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ExamCard
Intera 3.0T
Release 10, Release 11
Master / Quasar Dual
Knee, Musculoskeletal
 

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