Tag Archives: Shoulder Imaging

Tendinitis or Rupture of Other Shoulder Muscles

Tendinitis and rupture also can involve the subscapularis, infraspinatus, and teres minor, or biceps tendons, although far less commonly than the supraspinatus. Early tendinitis involves an increased signal intensity area within the tendon. This can progress to frank rupture of the tendon with a high–signalintensity area at the site of the tear on T2-weighted images […]

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome And Supraspinatus Injury

The MRI findings of shoulder impingement syndrome and its associated supraspinatus injury are best seen on oblique coronal MR images that visualize the full length of the supraspinatus muscle belly and tendon (Fig. 6-1B). The normal muscle belly displays moderately low signal intensity. The tendon is visualized as an intermediate–signalintensity structure that blends with the […]

Shoulder Imaging Overview

Plain film radiographic evaluation of the shoulder should include frontal examinations with internal and external humeral rotation. If there is a question of instability or dislocation, an axillary view, a scapular Y view, or both should be obtained. There have been several reports that recommend the use of a 30-degree caudad-angled radiograph or a suprascapular […]