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Learn more about various conditions/pathologies in our posts and how to best report it in more detail in our Guided MSK MRI & SPINE MRI Mini-Fellowships.

 

In our posts we have concise explanation of the MSK MRI & SPINE MRI anatomy, the macroscopic pathology that’s relevant to the Imaging and the Imaging findings in various pathologies.

 

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HIP MRI LABRUM MUCOID DEGENERATION (VIDEO)

HIP LABRUM MUCOID DEGENERATION MUCOID DEGENERATION MRI APPEARANCE This is the MRI appearance of mucoid degeneration of the hip labrum. On MRI look for a number of findings Enlargement of the labrum Hyper-intensity of the labrum There may or may not be intra labral cysts of varying size. FINDINGS OF MUCOID DEGENERATION MRI Coronal PDFS …

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MRI PLANTAR LIGAMENT SHORT PLANTAR LIGAMENT ANKLE FOOT AND TOE (VIDEO)

MRI PLANTAR LIGAMENT SHORT PLANTAR LIGAMENT WHAT'S THE STRUCTURE The Short Plantar Ligament. WHAT ARE THE FINDINGS ANATOMY OF THE SHORT PLANTAR LIGAMENT. 1. Extends from the calcaneus (Green star) to the cuboid (Yellow star). 2. It is distal and separate to long plantar ligament. 3. Has a fan shaped appearance. MRI PLANTAR LIGAMENT SHORT …

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SUBCORTICAL SUBCHONDRAL FRACTURE KNEE MRI TIBIAL PLATEAU (VIDEO)

SUBCORTICAL SUBCHONDRAL FRACTURE KNEE MRI TIBIAL PLATEAU DISCUSSION Subchondral or subcortical fractures of the knee can occur in the femoral condyles or tibial plateau.   The key to the diagnosis is seeing a linear low signal line adjacent to and paralleling the cortex without any cortical defect or break in the acute phase.     There …

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OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII RADIOLOGY CT SACROILIAC JOINT SIJ (VIDEO)

OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII RADIOLOGY CT SACROILIAC JOINT SIJ DISCUSSION ON OCI Osteitis Condensans Ilii.   Typical CT sclerotic changes of Osteitis Condensans Ilii. The sclerosis is continuous with the SIJ margin and particularly on the patient’s right it has a triangular appearance.   There is also mild sclerosis in the right sacrum adjacent to the …

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TIBIALIS POSTERIOR TENDINITIS TENDINOPATHY TEARS RADIOLOGY MRI (VIDEO)

TIBIALIS POSTERIOR TENDINITIS TENDINOPATHY TEARS RADIOLOGY MRI WHAT ARE THE FINDINGS The tibialis posterior tendon is enlarged and increased in signal. DIAGNOSIS & DISCUSSION TIBIALIS POSTERIOR TENDINOPATHY AND PARTIAL TEAR. Tibialis posterior tendinopathy and delamination / partial tears. The normal tibialis posterior tendon should be uniformly low signal. Enlargement and or increased intermediate signal indicates …

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OPLL SPINE OSSIFICATION POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT CT (VIDEO)

OPLL SPINE OSSIFICATION POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT CT DISCUSSION ON OPLL SPINE CT There is localised, linear ossification present at the posterior margin of the C6 vertebra.   This has a typical appearance of OPLL (Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament).   The cervical spine is the most common location.   It is important to follow …

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ISCHIOFEMORAL IMPINGEMENT RADIOLOGY HIP MRI (VIDEO)

ISCHIOFEMORAL IMPINGEMENT HIP MRI RADIOLOGY ISCHIOFEMORAL IMPINGEMENT: WHY DOES IT OCCUR Ischiofemoral impingement is a result of the quadratus femoris muscle being compressed between the ischial tuberosity and the posterior femur resulting initially in quadratus femoris oedema but can progress to tears and severe atrophy. ISCHIOFEMORAL IMPINGEMENT: WHAT ARE THE FINDINGS Initially there is oedema …

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MENISCUS TEAR MACERATION DEGENERATION MRI KNEE RADIOLOGY (VIDEO)

MENISCUS MACERATION DEGENERATION MRI KNEE WHAT ARE THE FINDINGS MENISCUS MACERATION DEGENERATION MRI KNEE   Generalized increase in meniscal signal. Intermediate increase in signal on PD and PD/T2FS. The meniscus generally retains it’s shape but is ill defined. Due to the degeneration its more likely to tear and it also stops functioning like a normal …

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STRESS FRACTURE FATIGUE FRACTURE AND INSUFFICIENCY FRACTURE WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE (VIDEO)

FATIGUE FRACTURE AND INSUFFICIENCY FRACTURE: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE DISCUSSION The difference lies in the underlying bone metabolism. Is it normal or not. A Fatigue fracture is  stress type fracture due to repetitive overload, with normal bone metabolism (eg a March Fracture of the metatarsal in new army recruits). An Insufficiency fracture is a stress type …

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ANKLE IMPINGEMENT RADIOLOGY ANTERIOR X-RAY (VIDEO)

ANKLE IMPINGEMENT RADIOLOGY ANTERIOR X-RAY DISCUSSION Ankle impingement can occur at multiple sites. One of the more common ones is Anterior.   The presence of Ankle impingement is ultimately a clinical diagnosis which is based on the patient’s symptoms and imaging findings, not just the imaging findings.   So in the report we describe the …

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