MR imaging is the modality of choice to evaluate musculoskeletal pathologies of the upper limb in most settings. However, due to the complexity in anatomy, MR imaging can give a false pathologic appearance and lead to several errors in the interpretation of MR imaging findings. Also, several artifacts can be confused with pathologic entities. This article reviews the most frequently encountered conditions in shoulder, elbow, and wrist MR imaging that can represent diagnostic pitfalls mimicking true pathology, together with some possible tips and tricks that can be useful to solve these equivocal cases and achieve a correct diagnosis.

MR Imaging of the Upper Limb: Pitfalls, Tricks, and Tips

Bruno F.;Arrigoni F.;Splendiani A.;Di Cesare E.;Masciocchi C.;Barile A.
2019-01-01

Abstract

MR imaging is the modality of choice to evaluate musculoskeletal pathologies of the upper limb in most settings. However, due to the complexity in anatomy, MR imaging can give a false pathologic appearance and lead to several errors in the interpretation of MR imaging findings. Also, several artifacts can be confused with pathologic entities. This article reviews the most frequently encountered conditions in shoulder, elbow, and wrist MR imaging that can represent diagnostic pitfalls mimicking true pathology, together with some possible tips and tricks that can be useful to solve these equivocal cases and achieve a correct diagnosis.
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11697/136400
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