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Can labrum tear (fray) be seen conclusively on MRI without contrast? How about during an arthroscopic surgery of shoulder? MRI with contrast needed?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Labrum tears

can be seen on routine MRIs is they are large or severe.
MRI with intrarticular contrast(MR arthrogram) is much more accurate, particularly for smaller tears. Arthroscopy will show labral tears.

In brief: Labrum tears

can be seen on routine MRIs is they are large or severe.
MRI with intrarticular contrast(MR arthrogram) is much more accurate, particularly for smaller tears. Arthroscopy will show labral tears.
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