Detection of rotator cuff tears: the value of MRI following ultrasound

  title={Detection of rotator cuff tears: the value of MRI following ultrasound},
  author={Matthieu J. C. M. Rutten and G. J. Spaargaren and Ton M van Loon and Maarten C. de Waal Malefijt and Lambertus A Kiemeney and Gerrit J. Jager},
  booktitle={European Radiology},
To evaluate the need for additional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following ultrasound (US) in patients with shoulder pain and/or disability and to compare the accuracy of both techniques for the detection of partial-thickness and full-thickness rotator cuff tears (RCT). In 4 years, 5,216 patients underwent US by experienced musculoskeletal radiologists. Retrospectively, patient records were evaluated if MRI and surgery were performed within 5 months of US. US and MRI findings were… CONTINUE READING

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