MRI protocols

MRI protocols are a combination of various MRI sequences, designed to optimally assess a particular region of the body and/or pathological process.

There are some general principles of protocol design for each area. However, the specifics of a protocol are dependent on MRI hardware and software, radiologist's and referrer's preference, patient factors (e.g. allergy) and time constraints.

The implementation of a protocols has 3 chief purposes:

  • maximising diagnostic quality
  • delivery of consistency in scan quality
  • efficient and effective radiology service delivery

It is also good practice to review departmental or institutional protocols on a regular basis.

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rID: 17095
System: Oncology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • MRI protocol - general
  • MRI protocol

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