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Musculoskeletal MRI

Leyla Baykal Selçuk, Deniz Aksu Arıca, Hanife Baykal Şahin, Savas Yaylı, Sevgi Bahadır
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit in the skin. Isotretinoin is a synthetic vitamin A derivative regarded as the most effective agent in the treatment of acne. There have recently been increasing reports of adverse effects of isotretinoin on the skeletal system. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the rheumatic side-effects triggered by this drug, and particularly the prevalence of sacroiliitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three patients receiving isotretinoin due to moderate or severe acne vulgaris were included...
October 20, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Michael S Crowell, Erik A Dedekam, Michael R Johnson, Scott C Dembowski, Richard B Westrick, Donald L Goss
BACKGROUND: While advanced diagnostic imaging is a large contributor to the growth in health care costs, direct-access to physical therapy is associated with decreased rates of diagnostic imaging. No study has systematically evaluated with evidence-based criteria the appropriateness of advanced diagnostic imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), when ordered by physical therapists. The primary purpose of this study was to describe the appropriateness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance arthrogram (MRA) exams ordered by physical therapists in a direct-access sports physical therapy clinic...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Kelechi R Okoroha, Nima Mehran, Jonathan Duncan, Travis Washington, Tyler Spiering, Michael J Bey, Marnix Van Holsbeeck, Vasilios Moutzouros
Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both capable of diagnosing full-thickness rotator cuff tears. However, it is unknown which imaging modality is more accurate and precise in evaluating the characteristics of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in a surgical population. This study reviewed 114 patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear over a 1-year period. Of these patients, 61 had both preoperative MRI and ultrasound for review. Three musculoskeletal radiologists evaluated each ultrasound and MRI in a randomized and blinded fashion on 2 separate occasions...
October 18, 2016: Orthopedics
Kris Radcliff, William B Morrison, Christopher Kepler, Jeffrey Moore, Gursukhman S Sidhu, David Gendelberg, Luciano Miller, Marcos A Sonagli, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To identify specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of epidural fluid collections associated with infection, hematoma, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Interpretation of postoperative MRI can be challenging after lumbar fusion. The purpose of this study was to identify specific MRI characteristics of epidural fluid collections associated with infection, hematoma, or CSF...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Faysal F Altahawi, Kevin J Blount, Nicholas P Morley, Esther Raithel, Imran M Omar
PURPOSE: To compare a faster, new, high-resolution accelerated 3D-fast-spin-echo (3D-FSE) acquisition sequence (CS-SPACE) to traditional 2D and high-resolution 3D sequences for knee 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients received knee MRIs that included routine 2D (T1, PD ± FS, T2-FS; 0.5 × 0.5 × 3 mm(3); ∼10 min), traditional 3D FSE (SPACE-PD-FS; 0.5 × 0.5 × 0.5 mm(3); ∼7.5 min), and accelerated 3D-FSE prototype (CS-SPACE-PD-FS; 0...
October 15, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Kevin R Math, Jennifer L Berkowitz, Stephen A Paget, Yoshimi Endo
Diagnostic imaging plays a crucial role in confirming the diagnosis of musculoskeletal (MSK) infection and determining the severity and extent of disease. The clinical diagnosis may be challenging due to the nonspecific presentation of pain and swelling. There are certain features that are pathognomonic for infection. Pre-existing conditions an make diagnosing infection difficult. Prior surgery can create artifacts on advanced imaging modalities such as computed tomography and MRI, obscuring the tissues immediately around the hardware...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
Sharon L Kolasinski, Andrew S Chi, Angel J Lopez-Garib
Systemic rheumatic diseases frequently pose diagnostic challenges to the clinician. The precise nature of the disorder can be obscure and different disorders can present with similar symptoms, such as joint pain. Plain radiographs provide an appropriate starting point for detection of joint abnormalities. Musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI offer greater sensitivity in detecting synovitis, tenosynovitis and bony erosions, among other features. However, due to the rarity of these diseases and lack of prospective longitudinal trials, a broader picture of the epidemiology of these findings and their implications for treatment and outcomes remains to be determined...
November 2016: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
Christelle Pons, Dinomais Mickael, Franck Fitoussi, Marie-Charlotte D'Anjou, Mélanie Porte, Emilie Rumilly, Nathaly Quintero, Philippe Violas, Sylvain Brochard
OBJECTIVE: In children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), shoulder musculoskeletal deformity is the main cause of morbidity, with a loss of range of shoulder motion, pain and a reduction in social participation. Some uncontrolled studies show that early injections of botulinum toxin (BTI) in the internal shoulder rotator muscles (which cause the deformity) are one of the most promising treatments for the prevention of bony deformity. The main objective of this study will be the evaluation of the effectiveness of BTI in the internal shoulder rotator muscles at the age of 6 months in preventing an increase in posterior subluxation of the glenohumeral joint in babies with OBPP (evaluated at the ages of 5 and 12 months), compared with a placebo...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
D Kienzl-Palma, H Prosch
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Besides the lungs, tuberculosis (TB) can affect any organ system. In most cases, extrathoracic TB occurs in immunosuppressed patients as part of a severe illness via hematogenous spread. Extrathoracic involvement most commonly involves abdominal organs, especially the urogenital tract and less commonly the central nervous system (CNS) and the musculoskeletal system. Most frequently, computed tomography (CT) is used for detecting extrathoracic TB manifestations, except for CNS and musculoskeletal manifestations, where contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard...
October 2016: Der Radiologe
Michael Day, M Phil, Richard A McCormack, Samir Nayyar, Laith Jazrawi
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonography offers a fast and inexpensive method to evaluate the rotator cuff in the office setting. However, the accuracy of ultrasound is highly user dependent. The purpose of this study is to investigate the learning curve of an orthopaedic surgeon in using ultrasound to diagnose rotator cuff tears. METHODS: A sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon was taught how to perform and interpret an ultrasound examination of the shoulder by a musculoskeletal radiologist...
September 2016: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
F Birsasteanu, D Costachescu
Maffucci syndrome (MS) is a very rare, non-hereditary dysplasia, manifested by multiple enchondromas and haemangiomas. Malignant transformation of these lesions is seen in up to 33% of the cases. There is also a very rare association with secondary musculoskeletal deformaties. We present a case of a patient with Maffucci syndrome and an associated chondrosarcoma of the scapula. Treatment consisted of surgical resection. Because of the low grade of the tumour (G1), additional treatment radiotherapy/chemotherapy), was not necessary...
October 20, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
Ashley Sweeney, Richard Hammer, Andrea Evenski, Julia Crim
We report a case of fulminant sarcoidosis in a 28-year-old man presenting with skin nodules, multifocal small and large joint arthralgias, and blurred vision. Characteristic bone, soft tissue, articular, and CNS findings were evident on multimodality imaging. Bony abnormalities included near-complete destruction of a distal phalanx, "lace-like" lucent lesions, erosive arthritis, lytic lesions with and without sclerotic margins, and bone marrow replacement visible only on MRI. The extent of bony disease at time of presentation was unusual...
November 2016: Skeletal Radiology
S S Sathappan, M Wp Tan, D Ginat, M G Walsh, M E Schweitzer, P E Di Cesare
PURPOSE: To determine the correlation between the distal anterior femoral cortical axis (DAFCA) and the femoral rotational alignment/axis. METHODS: Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of 82 knees in 34 men and 23 women aged 16 to 47 (mean, 33.4) years were reviewed by a musculoskeletal radiologist. Their diagnoses included meniscal tear (n=4), chondromalacia (n=25), anterior cruciate ligament tears (n=11), and normal (n=42). In all patients the collateral ligaments were intact...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Selwan B Abdullah, Kelly R Dietz, Tara L Holm
BACKGROUND: Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a routinely used tool in prenatal diagnosis; however, there is a lack of studies evaluating incidental findings observed in the mother. OBJECTIVE: This study describes and quantifies incidental findings observed in the mother during fetal MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed all fetal MRI studies at the University of Minnesota Medical Center from February 2008 to September 2014. Two pediatric radiologists retrospectively conducted a consensus evaluation...
August 23, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Sébastien Aubry, Jonathan Dubut, Jean-Philippe Nueffer, Loic Chaigneau, Chrystelle Vidal, Bruno Kastler
PURPOSE: The aims of this work were to assess the feasibility, efficacy, short-term outcome and safety of microwave ablation (MWA) in the treatment of malignant musculoskeletal tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen bone and soft-tissue malignant tumours were prospectively included and were treated by CT-guided MWA. The percentage and size of necrosis of the lesions were measured by contrast-enhanced MRI before the procedure and after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. mRECIST criteria were used to assess tumour response...
August 23, 2016: European Radiology
Avneesh Chhabra, Courtney A McKenna, Vibhor Wadhwa, Gaurav K Thawait, John A Carrino, Gary P Lees, A Lee Dellon
AIM: To evaluate the pudendal nerve segments that could be identified on magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) before and after surgical marking of different nerve segments. METHODS: The hypothesis for this study was that pudendal nerve and its branches would be more easily seen after the surgical nerve marking. Institutional board approval was obtained. One male and one female cadaver pelvis were obtained from the anatomy board and were scanned using 3 Tesla MRI scanner using MR neurography sequences...
July 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Jean-François Nisolle, Benoît Bihin, Nathalie Kirschvink, Fabienne Neveu, Peter Clegg, Alexandra Dugdale, Xiaoqing Wang, Jean-Michel Vandeweerd
Ovine models are used to study intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. The objective of the current study was to assess the naturally occurring age-related changes of the IVD that can be diagnosed by CT and MRI in the lumbar spine of sheep. We used CT and T2-weighted MR images to score the IVD (L6S1 to L1L2) in 41 sheep (age, 6 mo to 11 y) that were euthanized for reasons not related to musculoskeletal disease. T2 mapping and measurement of T2 time of L6S1 to L2L3 were performed in 22 of the sheep. Degenerative changes manifested as early as 2 y of age and occurred at every IVD level...
2016: Comparative Medicine
Üstün Aydıngöz, Zeynep Maraş Özdemir, Altan Güneş, Fatma Bilge Ergen
Although generally more common in adults, lower extremity impingement and friction syndromes are also observed in the pediatric age group. Encompassing femoroacetabular impingement, iliopsoas impingement, subspine impingement, and ischiofemoral impingement around the hip; patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome; iliotibial band friction syndrome; and medial synovial plica syndrome in the knee as well as talocalcaneal impingement on the hindfoot, these syndromes frequently cause pain and may mimic other, and occasionally more ominous, conditions in children...
August 18, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Florian Wanivenhaus, Florian M Buck, Michael Betz, Nadja A Farshad-Amacker, Mazda Farshad
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the diagnostic modality of choice in defining soft tissue compromise of the spinal canal. PURPOSE: To evaluate the reliability of postoperative MRI in the determination of level and side of lumbar spinal decompression surgery, investigated by two reviewers, in different levels of training and specialization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Postoperative MR images of 86 patients who underwent spinal decompression (single level, n = 70; multilevel, n = 16; revision decompression, n = 9) were reviewed independently by an experienced musculoskeletal radiologist and a fourth-year orthopedic surgery resident...
August 11, 2016: Acta Radiologica
John Au, Alexandra L Webb, Graham Buirski, Paul N Smith, Mark R Pickering, Diana M Perriman
PURPOSE: Accessory attachments of the levator scapulae (LS) muscle have been described in the literature in previous cadaveric studies, but there is little knowledge about the incidence and distribution. Knowledge of LS accessory attachments is relevant to clinicians working in the fields of radiology, surgery, neurology, and musculoskeletal medicine. The purpose of this study was to explore the incidence and spectrum of LS caudal accessory attachments in vivo using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in a young cohort...
August 11, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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