Supraspinatus tendon tears: comparison of US and MR arthrography with surgical correlation

@article{Ferrari2001SupraspinatusTT,
  title={Supraspinatus tendon tears: comparison of US and MR arthrography with surgical correlation},
  author={Francesco Saverio Ferrari and Simone Governi and Francesca Burresi and Francesco Vigni and P. Stefani},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={1211-1217}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic reliability of US with MR arthrography in diagnosing supraspinatus tendon tears. Surgical findings were used as the gold standard in detecting tears. A total of 44 patients were assessed with transverse and longitudinal US scans with respect to the long axis of the rotator cuff tendons and then examined with MR arthrography. This technique involved free-hand injection of contrast medium into the shoulder joint. At surgery 20 incomplete and 24… CONTINUE READING