• Published
    06-03-2024
  • Issue
    Vol: 28 Issue: 01, 2024
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ROLE OF MR IMAGING IN ASSESSMENT OF THE ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES

  • Dhrumalkumar Patel 1*,Rajeshkumar Rathore 2 , Paridhi Jain 3

Keywords: MRI, Rotator cuff , Supraspinatus tendon.

ABSTRACT:-
BACKGROUND : Rotator cuff tear are common and can result in significant disability and shoulder pain. MRI is the preferred modality for evaluating the shoulder joint and is taken into consideration over USG. MATERIALS AND METHODS : A prospective study involving 45 patients with shoulder pain who were referred to the Dhiraj General Hospital's Department of Radiodiagnosis was carried out. The Achieva 1.5 Tesla Philips MR system was used for each scan. For every patient sagittal oblique, coronal oblique, and axial T2 proton density fat- saturated weighted images , coronal oblique and sagittal oblique T1 and coronal oblique T2 weighted images were obtained. RESULTS: From August 2023 to January 2024, 45 patients with shoulder problems were brought to our institution for a diagnostic workup. This information was gathered retrospectively. Among the 45 patients, 25 were found to have full thickness tears on MRI, and 20 to have partial thickness tears.In majority of cases involved tendon was supraspinatus tendon, which was detected in 40 patients (88.88 % of cases), subscapularis tendon in 7 patients (15.5% of cases), and infraspinatus tendon in 5 patient (11.11 % of cases), Tear of teres minor tendon is not detected in this study. joint effusion, subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis , acromio-clavicular joint arthrosis and soft tissue pathology were ancillary findings. CONCLUSION: MRI replace other investigations since they offer detailed diagnoses. Because of this, magnetic resonance imaging (MR imaging) is the gold standard for accurately depicting nearly all shoulder pathologies.