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Indirect MR arthrography of the shoulder: use of abduction and external rotation to detect full- and partial-thickness tears of the supraspinatus tendon.

Authors
  • Herold, Thomas
  • Bachthaler, Maike
  • Hamer, Okka W
  • Hente, Reiner
  • Feuerbach, Stefan
  • Fellner, Claudia
  • Strotzer, Michael
  • Lenhart, Markus
  • Paetzel, Christian
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2006
Volume
240
Issue
1
Pages
152–160
Identifiers
PMID: 16709790
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Indirect MR arthrography with supplementary images obtained with patients in the ABER position significantly improved sensitivity and increased diagnostic confidence for partial-thickness tears of the supraspinatus tendon. Interobserver agreement was improved for both full- and partial-thickness tears.

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