[The place of magnetic resonance tomography in the diagnosis of diseases of the shoulder joint]

Rofo. 1991 Feb;154(2):143-9. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1033102.
[Article in German]


In a prospective study 43 patients with shoulder pain were examined by sonography and MRI. The findings were controlled by plain radiography, arthrography, and CT arthrography. Joint effusions and humeral head defects were equally identified by MR and sonography. In the diagnosis of labrum lesions, rotator cuff lesions, subacromial spurs, and synovial inflammatory disease sonography was not as accurate as MR. A special MR scoring system improved the diagnosis of an impingement syndrome.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Diseases / epidemiology
  • Joint Diseases / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Joint / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography