Shoulder ultrasound: What you need to know

Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2012 Oct;22(4):284-92. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.111481.


Shoulder ultrasound is consistently used in the assessment of rotator cuff and is as accurate as magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of rotator cuff tear. It can be used as a focused examination providing rapid, real-time diagnosis, and treatment in desired clinical situations. This article presents a simplified approach to scanning and image-guided intervention, and discusses common sonographically apparent shoulder pathologies.

Keywords: Shoulder; pathology; technique; ultrasound.