Efficacy of ultrasonography-guided shoulder MR arthrography using a posterior approach


GÖKALP G. , Dusak A., YAZICI Z.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.39, no.6, pp.575-579, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00256-009-0793-8
  • Title of Journal : SKELETAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.575-579

Abstract

Shoulder MR arthrography has an important role in the assessment of rotator cuff lesions, labral tears, glenohumeral ligaments, rotator interval lesions, and postoperative shoulder status. Injection in direct MR arthrography can be performed with palpation, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography (US), or MRI. Recently, the posterior approach is the preferred method due to the presence of fewer stabilizers, absence of important articular structures and less extravasation, has been advocated. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of US-guided MR arthrography via a posterior approach on the glenohumeral joint.