MR imaging of skeletal muscle signal alterations: Systematic approach to evaluation

Yogesh Kumar, Vibhor Wadhwa, Lauren Phillips, Parham Pezeshk, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

Muscle edema or edema-like signal alterations are commonly encountered findings in musculoskeletal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Although such signal alterations are very sensitive for detection of the underlying muscle pathology, these are often non-specific findings. Encompassing knowledge of their typical clinical presentations, characteristic appearances and patterns of muscle signal alterations and following a systematic approach towards their assessment, a reader can effectively narrow down the differential diagnosis. This article outlines the role of conventional imaging and advanced anatomic and functional musculoskeletal MR imaging techniques in the evaluation of various muscle disorders and presents a systematic approach towards their diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-935
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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Skeletal Muscle
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Muscles
Edema
Muscular Diseases
Differential Diagnosis
Pathology

Keywords

  • Edema
  • MRI
  • Muscle
  • Myopathy
  • Systematic approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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MR imaging of skeletal muscle signal alterations : Systematic approach to evaluation. / Kumar, Yogesh; Wadhwa, Vibhor; Phillips, Lauren; Pezeshk, Parham; Chhabra, Avneesh.

In: European Journal of Radiology, Vol. 85, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 922-935.

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