The painful shoulder: MR imaging of the glenohumeral joint

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1988 Nov-Dec;12(6):995-1001.


We used magnetic resonance imaging in 41 patients with shoulder pain. Magnetic resonance was found useful in depicting the spectrum of rotator cuff abnormalities associated with mechanical impingement including both large and small rotator cuff tears as well as tendinitis. Abnormalities of the capsular mechanism, osseous tumors, osteonecrosis, and injuries to the supporting musculature are also well depicted.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bursitis / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Reference Values
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Joint / abnormalities
  • Shoulder Joint / pathology*
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis