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3.0T Routine shoulder - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

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Moody, Alan, M.D. Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Canada
Ms. Reynolds, Deanna, R.T. Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Canada

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This release 2.6 Achieve 3.0T ExamCard provides routine protocols for examining the shoulder using the 4-channel SENSE Shoulder coil.

ExamCard overview

 

Ax PDW SPAIR: pencil beam volume shim is used for good off-center fat suppression.

 

Cor obl PDW: gives good contrast between articular cartilage and synovial fluid.

 

Cor obl T2w SPAIR: pencil beam volume shim used for good off-center fat suppression.

 

Sag obl T1W: thicker slices are used for supraspinatus tendon insertion. The slices are planned parallel to the supraspinatus and scanned as medial as possible to include the insertion.

ExamCard images

Ax PDW SPAIR SENSE, CLEAR<br>
FOV 130 mm<br> 
Slice thickness 4 mm<br>
Voxel size 0.60x0.52 mm acq, 0.25x0.25 mm recon<br>
20 slices<br> Scan time 3.12 min.
Ax PDW SPAIR
SENSE, CLEAR
FOV 130 mm
Slice thickness 4 mm
Voxel size 0.60x0.52 mm acq, 0.25x0.25 mm recon
20 slices
Scan time 3.12 min.
Cor obl PDW SENSE, CLEAR<br>
FOV 150 mm<br> 
Slice thickness 3 mm<br>
Voxel size 0.42x0.56 mm acq, 0.23x0.24 mm recon<br>
20 slices<br> Scan time 3.04 min.Cor obl T2W SPAIR SENSE, CLEAR<br>
FOV 150 mm<br> 
Slice thickness 3 mm<br>
Voxel size 0.63x0.64 mm acq, 0.31x0.31 mm recon<br>
20 slices<br>
Scan time 2.59 min.
Cor obl PDW
Cor obl T2W SPAIR
SENSE, CLEAR
FOV 150 mm
Slice thickness 3 mm
Voxel size 0.42x0.56 mm acq, 0.23x0.24 mm recon
20 slices
Scan time 3.04 min.
SENSE, CLEAR
FOV 150 mm
Slice thickness 3 mm
Voxel size 0.63x0.64 mm acq, 0.31x0.31 mm recon
20 slices
Scan time 2.59 min.
Sag obl PDW SPAIR SENSE, CLEAR<br>
FOV 150 mm<br> 
Slice thickness 3 mm,<br>
Voxel size 0.60x0.51 mm acq, 0.23x0.23 mm recon<br>
20 slices<br>
Scan time 2.55 min.Sag obl T1W SENSE, CLEAR<br>
FOV 130 mm<br> 
Slice thickness 5 mm<br>
Voxel size 0.43x0.54 mm acq, 0.25x0.25 mm recon<br>
35 slices<br> Scan time 5.15 min.
Sag obl PDW SPAIR
Sag obl T1W
SENSE, CLEAR
FOV 150 mm
Slice thickness 3 mm,
Voxel size 0.60x0.51 mm acq, 0.23x0.23 mm recon
20 slices
Scan time 2.55 min.
SENSE, CLEAR
FOV 130 mm
Slice thickness 5 mm
Voxel size 0.43x0.54 mm acq, 0.25x0.25 mm recon
35 slices
Scan time 5.15 min.

Patient preparation

The patient is positioned supine, head first on the table with the affected arm placed along the side of the body and supported with sponges.


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