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Does an MRI show blockages?

Does an MRI show blockages?

MRI is quite accurate in detecting blockages in the larger sections of the coronary arteries, but either misses or over diagnoses blockages in the smaller sections. Newer technologies are under development that may improve this result.

Can a MRI detect full thickness supraspinatus tendon tears?

MRI of the shoulder has been found to be highly accurate in the diagnosis of supraspinatus tendon tears. In previous studies, MRI sensitivity in the detection of full-thickness supraspinatus tendon tears has been reported to be between 80% and 100% [ 1 – 4 ].

When was the last MRI of the supraspinatus?

MRI examinations were performed between October 2004 and May 2005. The age range of the 150 patients was 14-82 years (mean, 52 years). Ninety-three patients were male, and 57 patients were female.

When do you get a partial tear in the supraspinatus?

A partial tear is diagnosed when there is a tendon defect that is intrasubstance or that extends to either the articular or bursal surface only. In previous studies, MRI sensitivity for detection of partial-thickness tears of the supraspinatus tendon ranged between 35-87% [ 5 ].

Can a MRI detect a partial supraspinatus tear?

MRI at 1.5 T or lower has been less sensitive and specific for the detection of partial-thickness supraspinatus tendon tears than it has for the detection of full-thickness tears. A partial tear is diagnosed when there is a tendon defect that is intrasubstance or that extends to either the articular or bursal surface only.

What happens if you have an MRI of the rotator cuff?

MRI of the Rotator Cuff. The rotator cuff muscles and tendons are important stabilizers of the shoulder. These structures provide 80% of the external rotation force and up to half of the abduction mechanism. Injury to the rotator cuff leads to shoulder pain and dysfunction.

MRI examinations were performed between October 2004 and May 2005. The age range of the 150 patients was 14-82 years (mean, 52 years). Ninety-three patients were male, and 57 patients were female.

What does a radiologist say on a shoulder MRI?

The radiologist will often say “possible labrum tear” or “labrum tear cannot be ruled out.” A suspected labrum tear is a very common finding on shoulder MRI and again the finding has to be understood based upon your symptoms and your history.