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3.0T Routine knee - MidMichigan Regional Imaging

Vanderpol, Michael, R.T. Midland, MidMichigan Regional Imaging USA
Wolschlager, Chris, R.T. Midland, MidMichigan Regional Imaging USA

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ExamCard purpose

This release 2 ExamCard is used to evaluate for meniscal tear, ligament tear.

The SENSE Knee coil is used.

Total scan time for this ExamCard is 23 minutes.


The sagittal T2-weighted SPAIR scan is used specifically to evaluate for meniscal tears.

The sagittal and axial PD-weighted SPAIR works nicely to evaluate the cartilage.



ExamCard overview

3.0T Routine Knee
Scan 1Survey
Scan 2PD SPAIR Axial
Scan 3PD SPAIR Sagittal
Scan 4T2 SPAIR Sagittal
Scan 53D Meniscus
Scan 6T2 SPAIR Coronal
Scan 7T2 3D FFE Coronal

ExamCard images

PD SPAIR Axial PD SPAIR Sagittal T2 SPAIR Sagittal
PD SPAIR Sagittal
T2 SPAIR Sagittal
3D Meniscus T2 SPAIR Coronal T2 3D FFE Coronal
3D Meniscus
T2 SPAIR Coronal
T2 3D FFE Coronal

Patient preparation

Position the patient feet first.


The SENSE Knee coil is used.


Use both earplugs and headset to reduce acoustic noise.

Contrast agent / injection protocol


Post-processing / analysis

MPR is applied to the 3D Meniscus scan to create a radial foot-to-head axis stack of 30 slices at a 6 degree angle. Separate MPR is done for the lateral and medial meniscus.





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Achieva 3.0T
Release 2
Quasar, Quasar Dual
3T, Knee, Musculoskeletal

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