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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of MRI, MR arthrography, and ultrasound for the diagnosis of rotator cuff tears through a meta-analysis of the studies in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS Articles reporting the sensitivities and specificities of MRI, MR arthrography, or ultrasound for the diagnosis of rotator(More)
PURPOSE To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography (US) in the detection of lateral epicondylitis and identify the US findings that are most strongly associated with symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Internal review board approval was obtained for retrospective review of the patient images, and the need for informed consent was waived.(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether dynamic ultrasonography (US) can reveal abnormalities of the anterior band of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow in asymptomatic major league professional baseball players. MATERIALS AND METHODS US was performed in 26 asymptomatic major league professional baseball pitchers before spring training. Images were(More)
BACKGROUND An injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow is potentially career threatening for elite baseball pitchers. Stress ultrasound (US) of the elbow allows for evaluation of both the UCL and the ulnohumeral joint space at rest and with stress. HYPOTHESIS Stress US can identify morphological and functional UCL changes and may predict(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantitate the effect of inferior capsular shift on shoulder volume. Four fresh frozen cadaveric shoulders were analyzed. Volume before and after shift was determined using 3 techniques: (1) Magnetic resonance imaging sequences were digitized to computer and analyzed for volume via a 35-mm camera using Cue 2 software. The(More)
The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound convened a panel of specialists from a variety of medical disciplines to reach a consensus about the recommended imaging evaluation of painful shoulders with clinically suspected rotator cuff disease. The panel met in Chicago, Ill, on October 18 and 19, 2011, and created this consensus statement regarding the roles(More)
OBJECTIVE Peroneal tendon subluxation is a major cause of posttraumatic lateral ankle pain. Because peroneal subluxation often occurs only when the foot is dorsiflexed and everted, findings on static imaging studies may appear to be normal. We therefore evaluated the effectiveness of sonography in revealing peroneal tendon subluxation in patients performing(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsurgical management of de Quervain's tenosynovitis often includes corticosteroid injections. If the injection does not enter the compartment, or all subcompartments, response to the injection is variable. To ensure proper location of injections we evaluated the role of ultrasound. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined (1) the incidence of two or(More)
PURPOSE To compare results of helical computed tomographic (CT) angiography with real-time interactive volume rendering (VR) to CT angiography with maximum intensity projection (MIP) for the detection of renal artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients underwent both conventional and CT angiography of the renal arteries. Images were(More)
BACKGROUND Stress ultrasound (SUS) of the elbow has demonstrated changes in the anterior band of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in professional baseball pitchers. However, there have been no reports documenting the chronological appearance of these changes. PURPOSE To characterize the chronology of anatomic changes of the UCL in a cohort of young(More)