Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Page: 83-91
The Value of MRI in Evaluation of Shoulder Pain
Safaa Aboelkaseem Mohamed, Radiology department Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shbine Elkoom, Egypt
Osama Mohamed Ebied, Radiology department Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shbine Elkoom, Egypt
Mohamed Shawky abdullah, Radiology department Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shbine Elkoom, Egypt
Hala Hafez Mohamed, Radiology department Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shbine Elkoom, Egypt
Hesham Mohamed Zaky Elmowafy, Orthopedic department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shbine Elkoom, Egypt
Received: May 21, 2014;       Accepted: Jun. 11, 2014;       Published: Jun. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20140204.11      View  2689      Downloads  299
Objectives: To evaluate the role of MRI, MR Arthrography compared to arthroscopy in shoulder pain. Methods: This study was conducted on 100 patients complaining of shoulder pain. The patients were referred to the radiology department from the out patient clinics and the orthopedics department of Menoufia University Hospital. All patients were examined by conventional MRI while only 8 of them had additional MRA. Arthroscopy was performed to all patients. Results: There were fifty six males and forty four females, their ages ranged between 19 & 69 years (mean age, 31 years). There is significant positive correlation between MRI and arthroscopy with r = +0.9, 95% CI (0.82- 0.99) and p value = 0.003. MRI showed 100 % specificity for anterior labral tears, SS (supraspinatus) partial thickness tear and SS full thickness tear and 98.9 % specificity for SLAP (superior labrum anterior to posterior). MRI showed 76.9% sensitivity for anterior labral tears and SS partial thickness tear. Conventional MRI showed 54.5% sensitivity in diagnosis of SLAP tears and 83.3% sensitivity in diagnosis of supraspinatous full thickness tears. Conclusion: MRI of the shoulder is an accurate, useful and established technique for assessment of different shoulder lesions.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Arthrography, Shoulder Pain
To cite this article
Safaa Aboelkaseem Mohamed, Osama Mohamed Ebied, Mohamed Shawky abdullah, Hala Hafez Mohamed, Hesham Mohamed Zaky Elmowafy, The Value of MRI in Evaluation of Shoulder Pain, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 83-91. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20140204.11
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