MR imaging of the normal and abnormal retrocalcaneal bursae.

@article{Bottger1998MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of the normal and abnormal retrocalcaneal bursae.},
  author={B A Bottger and Mark E. Schweitzer and Khaled I El-Noueam and Milind Y Desai},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1998},
  volume={170 5},
  pages={1239-41}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to define the MR imaging criteria for normal and abnormal retrocalcaneal bursae. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty ankles in 25 asymptomatic volunteers and 30 ankles in patients with Achilles tendon disorders underwent MR imaging. Increased signal intensity consistent with fluid or synovium outlining the retrocalcaneal bursa was measured. RESULTS Of 80 bursae, 77 (96%) had measurable fluid or synovial signal intensity revealed by MR imaging. Asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING