EVALUATION OF SHOULDER PATHOLOGIES BY ULTRASOUND AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Dr. Ruchit Shah, Dr. Tushar Vaishnav, Dr. Chandra Raychaudhuri

Abstract


The shoulder joint is an incongruous ball and socket joint without any fixed axis of rotation, which has a wide range of motion in multiple planes;
hence stability is compromised for mobility. MRI is the modality of choice in evaluation of rotator cuff tear, especially supraspinatus tendon. MRI
shows few advantages over USG with better anatomic information, better bony evaluation and confirmatory diagnosis. 40 patients with suspected
shoulder pathologies were evaluated with either USG or MRI in Radiodiagnosis department of Dhiraj hospital, waghodia, Vadodara. The
commonest pathology involving shoulder joint is rotator cuff pathologies like full and partial thickness tears and the next most common pathology
is labral pathology. Supraspinatus tendon is most commonly involved tendon in rotator cuff tear. High resolution ultrasound & MRI, both are the
modalities used in evaluation of shoulder joint, but MRI has become the “gold standard” for detecting shoulder pathologies.


Keywords


Shoulder joint; Rotator cuff tear; MRI evaluation; USG Shoulder; Labral imaging.

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