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MRI and Ultrasound of the Wrist Tendons

Plotkin, Benjamin, Sampath, Srinath, Sampath, Srihari and Motamedi, Kambiz (2016) MRI and Ultrasound of the Wrist Tendons. Radiographics, 36 (6). pp. 1688-1700. ISSN 1527-1323


Wrist pain is common, and with diagnostic imaging often readily available, more patients are getting scans to find the etiology of pain. Both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound are useful tools for evaluating the wrist. Ultrasound is a suitable imaging modality for the wrist tendons as it is fast and relatively inexpensive. Since the wrist tendons are superficial, the probe can be directly placed over them, thus acquiring excellent resolution and anatomic detail. MRI also provides high quality images of the tendons with the added bonus of detecting other abnormalities of the bones or cartilage which may not be apparent on ultrasound. In this paper we will review the normal anatomy and appearance of the tendons of the wrist and then present examples of common pathologies on MRI and ultrasound.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Imaging, MRI, ultrasound, wrist
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 00:45
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 00:45


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