Rhabdomyolysis lesions showing magnetic resonance contrast enhancement

J Neuroimaging. 1999 Jul;9(3):182-4. doi: 10.1111/jon199993182.


Although T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was reported to be useful for depicting rhabdomyolysis lesions, little is known as to the usefulness of gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted imaging. The authors performed noncontrast and postcontrast T1-weighted MRI along with T2-weighted MRI in a patient with rhabdomyolysis in the chronic phase. Non-contrast T1-weighted imaging revealed no abnormality, whereas postcontrast T1-weighted imaging demonstrated lesions more definitively than T2-weighted imaging. Gadolinium-enhancement study may contribute to the MRI diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology*
  • Rhabdomyolysis / pathology*


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA