Dedicated extremity MR imaging. An emerging technology

Radiol Clin North Am. 1997 Jan;35(1):1-20.


Dedicated extremity MR imaging represents a radical departure from conventional whole-body scanning. Extremity MR imaging offers such advantages as reduced cost, more convenient and inexpensive setting, greater patient comfort and safety, and high diagnostic power. This article examines some of the features of extremity MR imaging and how this technology is affecting musculoskeletal imaging in today's environment of cost containment and health care reform.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arm / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Leg / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / diagnosis*