Sonography of the shoulder: evaluation of the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1993 Mar;160(3):561-4. doi: 10.2214/ajr.160.3.8430553.


The purpose of this essay is to illustrate the sonographic findings in patients with abnormalities of the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa. The anatomy of the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa is complex. This paper illustrates the complexity of the normal bursa and the findings in shoulders with bursal distension.

MeSH terms

  • Bursa, Synovial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Muscles / diagnostic imaging
  • Rotator Cuff / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography