Accuracy of Ultrasound Compared to MRI in Evaluation of Rotator Cuff Tears

Poorvi Malik, Kamal Kumar Sen, Manoj Kumar G, Nilanjan Mukherjee, Manoj Kumar Veerabathini, Aavula Adarsh
2020 International Journal of Contemporary Medicine Surgery and Radiology  
frequency linear transducer 6-12MHz in GE Voluson S6 Scanner, followed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging with GE Signa HDxT1.5 Tesla MRI using surface coil. Results: The most common rotator cuff tendon involved was supraspinatus. On comparison with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, sonographic detection of tendinosis had a sensitivity of 77.27% and specificity of 89.45%. Partial thickness tears showed a sensitivity of 59.68% and specificity of 99% and full thickness tears showed a sensitivity of 100% and
more » ... specificity of 99.63%. Also comparable accuracy amongst the two modalities was seen for evaluation of long head of biceps tendon pathologies, retraction of muscle fibers and fatty atrophy of supraspinatus muscle. Conclusion: Pretreatment evaluation of suspected rotator cuff pathologies could include Ultrasound as first line imaging modality. However, MRI should be used as a complementary modality for further assessment of cause or identifying source of symptoms in patient presenting with shoulder pain.
doi:10.21276/ijcmsr.2020.5.1.5 fatcat:ut76x3fcmfegfb4b456pkcydg4