Simultaneous-Multi-Slice Turbo-Spin-Echo (SMS TSE) protocols were added to our conventional (CNV) hip joint MR examination in 21 patients. Image quality of acetabular labrum, articular cartilage, round ligament and bony trabeculae were evaluated by three reviewers and showed comparable image quality, whereas SMS was slightly better for bony trabeculae. If CNV is substituted by SMS, total scan time can be reduced by approximately 40%. Although SMS protocols showed higher specific absorption rate (SAR), it only accounted for 20% of scans which exceeded the first level of SAR limit. SMS could be applied to clinical examination with advantage of acquisition time reduction.