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Radiol Clin North Am. 1997 Jan;35(1):117-44.

MR imaging of the elbow. An update.

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National Orthopaedic Imaging Associates, Greenbrae, California, USA.


MR imaging provides clinically useful information in assessing the elbow joint. Superior depiction of muscles, ligaments, and tendons as well as the ability to visualize nerves, bone marrow, and hyaline cartilage directly are advantages of MR imaging relative to conventional imaging techniques. These features of MR imaging may help to establish the cause of elbow pain by accurately depicting the presence and extent of bone and soft-tissue pathology. Ongoing improvements in surface coil design and newer pulse sequences have resulted in higher quality MR images of the elbow that can be obtained more rapidly. Recent clinical experience has shown the utility of MR imaging in detecting and characterizing disorders of the elbow in a noninvasive fashion.

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