Anal canal cancer protocol (MRI)

Anal canal cancer is relativity rare, however, there are several protocols that 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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rID: 9439
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pelvic MRI protocol for anal canal cancer assessment
  • MRI protocol for assessment of anal cancer

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