Pelvic MRI protocol: Anal canal cancer

Several protocols exist for assessment of various pelvic pathology. One method adopted for optimum assessment for anal cancer is (Auckland-New Zealand)

Overview: whole pelvis

  • T1 +/- T2FS

Fine 3 mm slices through region of concern (e.g. anal canal region)

  • axial T1
  • 3 plane T2
  • post contrast T1 fat saturated

Ensure imaging planes are perfectly perpendicular the mural wall for best assessment of the wall.

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