HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Higher strength MRI can help patients avoid arthroscopy for shoulder injuries

MRI, at a strength of 3.0 Tesla is comparable to arthroscopy in detecting cartilage tears in the shoulder, according to a new study by researchers from the Neuroskeletal Imaging Institute in Merritt Island, FL.

For the study, the researchers reviewed the shoulder MRIs of 100 consecutive patients, 67 of whom also underwent arthroscopy to detect shoulder cartilage tears. Of those 67 patients, 46 were diagnosed with some type of torn cartilage. The researchers found that 3.0-Tesla MRI was able to detect the tears in 42 of those 46 patients.

"The results of our study show that MRI has a high correlation with what is found at surgery," said Thomas Magee, MD, lead author of the study.

According to the researchers, shoulder cartilage tears are a common injury. "Athletes get them a lot, of course, but generally anybody who dislocates their shoulder will also tear cartilage," said Dr. Magee.

The benefit of using MRI to diagnose shoulder cartilage tears is significant, say the researchers. "Some doctors advocate using arthroscopy on every patient, but with MRI, we can diagnose tears without the need for arthroscopy, so many patients won't have to undergo surgery," said Dr. Magee.

The full results of the study will be presented on Monday, May 1, 2006 during the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC.


'"/>

Contact: Necoya Lightsey
necoya@arrs.org
604-647-7413
American Roentgen Ray Society
1-May-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease
2. Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty
3. Higher calcium and vitamin D intakes positively associated with brain lesions in older men and women
4. Higher physical activity associated with reduced risk of breast cancer
5. Higher levels of cells originating in bone marrow may be useful in prognosis of liver cancer
6. Higher blood pressure associated with decline in walking ability in older persons
7. Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks
8. Higher death rates associated with increasing degrees of obesity, PITT researchers report
9. Higher self-awareness of memory complaints predict brain function decline
10. Higher rates of infection may explain why women have higher risk of death after bypass surgery
11. Higher optimism levels associated with lower risk of cardiovascular death in elderly men

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2019)... , ... February 13, 2019 , ... Diameter Health ... has been issued a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High General Support System ... validation of a secure environment is mandatory for the VA because of their work ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Castle announced today that it ... from existing investors Y Combinator , First Round and F-Prime ... Duo Security, René Bonvanie, CMO at Palo Alto Networks, and Olivier Pomel, CEO at ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... eye care practice management organizations in the nation, announced a new addition to ... the first-ever stand-alone oculofacial center created within a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... A Place at Home ... from Home Care Pulse. The Employer of Choice Award is granted only to the ... an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. A Place at Home is ranked ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Surgery that moves both jaws forward – ... obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), resulting in benefits that include improved breathing, daytime wakefulness and ... study. , MMA should be regarded as the preferred treatment for patients with moderate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/13/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2019 , ... WellRyde, a ... trip sources on its platform. With the initial launch of Trip Market in early ... the platform. In a short span of time, Trip Market has contributed significantly to ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... ClearCube® Technology, Inc. announces the ... in Orlando, Florida. The compact Thin Clients demonstrate their versatility in the healthcare, ... above respectively. , Powered by Intel® Celeron® N2807 dual-core processors with Intel® ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... 13, 2019 , ... Gastro Health, LLC (“Gastro Health”), announced ... P.A. DBA Gastroenterology Specialists (“Gastroenterology Specialists”), a leading physician group with more than ... the Central Florida market, after it acquired Central Florida Gastroenterology in August of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: