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What can be seen on MRI for rotator cuff injuries?
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
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In brief: Several things
Mri of the shoulder can demonstrate partial and complete rotator cuff tears, bursitis, bicipital tendon tears, labral tears, bone lesions, arthritis, and soft tissue masses.

In brief: Several things
Mri of the shoulder can demonstrate partial and complete rotator cuff tears, bursitis, bicipital tendon tears, labral tears, bone lesions, arthritis, and soft tissue masses.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Confirm Diagnosis
In addition to dr. Ghani's answer, i would add that it is important to establish a clear clinical diagnosis prior to doing an MRI because the possibility of false positives and negatives can be problematic if the MRI is used as the sole guide to determine treatment.
Learn more about rotator cuff here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm.

In brief: Confirm Diagnosis
In addition to dr. Ghani's answer, i would add that it is important to establish a clear clinical diagnosis prior to doing an MRI because the possibility of false positives and negatives can be problematic if the MRI is used as the sole guide to determine treatment.
Learn more about rotator cuff here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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