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OBJECTIVE This study was performed to elucidate the MR imaging findings and pitfalls for the diagnosis of anterolateral soft-tissue impingement in the ankle, a cause of chronic ankle pain that can be relieved by arthroscopic resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed MR imaging examinations of 18 patients with arthroscopically confirmed(More)
Analyzing meniscal abnormalities on MR images depends on a thorough understanding of the normal appearance of meniscal structures and on strict adherence to the MR imaging criteria for meniscal tears. When proper MR imaging technique is followed, meniscal tears can be diagnosed more acutely than with clinical examination alone, even in the presence of(More)
OBJECTIVE Although clinical evaluation and MR imaging both accurately reveal injuries in knees with isolated ligament tears, physical examination becomes progressively less reliable when multiple lesions exist. We investigated the accuracy of MR imaging of knees having varying degrees and numbers of ligament injuries. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We prospectively(More)
MRI remains the most useful noninvasive test for diagnosis of meniscal tears. Knowledge of normal anatomy and familiarity with patterns of meniscal tears are prerequisites when interpreting MRI studies of the knee. Radiologists should pay close attention to technical factors, normal variants, and associated abnormalities to maintain high diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE Proponents of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) now claim that FAI is an important risk factor for hip osteoarthritis and argue that early, aggressive treatment is indicated to stave off long-term complications. The result is more young patients undergoing corrective surgery; does the literature support these claims or has hype trumped reality?(More)
PURPOSE To determine the degree of irreversible image compression detectable in conservative viewing conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS An image-comparison workstation, which alternately displayed two registered and magnified versions of an image, was used to study observer detection of image degradation introduced by irreversible compression. Five(More)
BACKGROUND Although many investigators have evaluated the accuracy of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging for the detection of full and partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, few have directly compared the two tests. The purpose of our study was to compare the accuracy of the two tests for detection and measurement of the size of rotator cuff(More)
OBJECTIVE MRI and sonography are both used to evaluate patients with painful shoulders. This study was conducted to compare patients' perceptions and satisfaction with both tests. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred eighteen patients with shoulder pain and a clinically suspected rotator cuff tear underwent both MRI and sonography and filled out satisfaction(More)
Lyme disease is a recognized cause of heart block/carditis. The incidence of heart block complicating early Lyme disease has not been prospectively evaluated. In this study, 61 patients with early Lyme disease documented by the rash of erythema migrans were prospectively evaluated for carditis. Fifty five of 61 patients had a repeat examination 3 to 4 weeks(More)