FOREFOOT/MIDFOOT MR (last modified 03/24/13)
INDICATION: Pain, fracture, stress fracture
(Do not include entire foot in FOV, the resolution is inadequate. If the clinical question involves both forefoot and hindfoot, two exams will need to be done).
Sag SE T1
Sag STIR (fat sat)
Short axis (coronal to body) SE T1
Short axis (coronal to body) fat sat FSE T2
Long axis (axial to body) fat sat FSE T2
Long axis (axial to the body) SE T1
If there is poor/heterogeneous fat suppression, add short and/or long axis STIR.
Sagittal: parallel to metatarsals, sag to body
Long axis: parallel to metatarsals, axial to bodyShort axis: perpendicular to metatarsals, cor to body