MR imaging of inherited myopathies: a review and proposal of imaging algorithms

  title={MR imaging of inherited myopathies: a review and proposal of imaging algorithms},
  author={La{\'i}s Uyeda Aivazoglou and Julio Brand{\~a}o Guimar{\~a}es and Thomas M. Link and Maria Alice F Costa and Fabiano Nassar Cardoso and Bruno de Mattos Lombardi Badia and Igor Braga Farias and Wladimir Bocca Vieira de Rezende Pinto and Paulo Victor Sgobbi de Souza and Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira and Alzira Alves de Siqueira Carvalho and Andr{\'e} Yui Aihara and Artur da Rocha Corr{\^e}a Fernandes},
  journal={European Radiology},
  pages={8498 - 8512}
The aims of this review are to discuss the imaging modalities used to assess muscle changes in myopathies, to provide an overview of the inherited myopathies focusing on their patterns of muscle involvement in magnetic resonance imaging (MR), and to propose up-to-date imaging-based diagnostic algorithms that can help in the diagnostic workup. Familiarization with the most common and specific patterns of muscular involvement in inherited myopathies is very important for radiologists and… 
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