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MRI-MRA Order Guidelines

MRI-MRA Order Guidelines - Clinical Hub, References, Radiology Order Guidelines

Focus

MRI Head

IndicationExaminationComments
Trauma, headache, temporal bone MRI head without contrast  
Primary or metastatic tumor MRI head without and with contrast  
Infection or seizures MRI head without and with contrast Indicate if chronic refractory seizures in comments
Possible sinusitis or polyps CT sinus without contrast  
Stroke evaluation Head MRI with and without contrast with perfusion, Head MRA, neck MRA  
Known hydrocephalus MRI Quick Brain Order only to assess status of known hydrocephalus
CSF flow study MRI head without contrast Indicate in order comments that CSF flow study is needed

MRI Spine (MR C spine, MR T spine, MR L spine)

IndicationExaminationComments
Trauma, back pain, or radiculopathy MRI spine without contrast   
Infection MRI spine without and with contrast   
Postoperative lumbar spine MRI lumbar spine without and with contrast   
Primary or metastatic tumor MRI spine without and with contrast   

MRI Abdomen

IndicationExaminationComments
Cirrhosis MRI Abdomen If prior MRI abdomen is available on PACS, indicate in comments "hepatoma survey"
    If no prior MRI abdomen is available, indicate "initial assessment for hepatoma"

MRI Bony Pelvis

IndicationExaminationComments
Infection or soft tissue mass MRI bony pelvis without and with contrast  
All other indications MRI bony pelvis without contrast  

MRI Extremity (shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, hip, thigh, knee, tibia-fibula, ankle, and foot)

IndicationExaminationComments
Infection or soft tissue mass MRI without and with contrast  
Joint synovitis or tenosynovitis MRI without and with contrast  
All other indications MRI without contast  
Abnormality which is definitely localized within the hip joint itself MR hip without and with contrast If not definitely within the hip, order MRI bony pelvis

MRA Abdomen

IndicationExaminationComments
Mesenteric ischemia: large vessel disease assessment MRA abdomen  
Mesenteric ischemia: functional assessment MRA abdomen indicate in comments "meal challenge mesenteric MRA"