What are the limitations of MRI in the evaluation of supraspinatus tendonitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2017
  • Author: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Disadvantages

  • Often cannot accommodate patients with claustrophobia

  • Often cannot accommodate larger patients

  • Cannot accommodate patients with pacemakers, other metal implants, or particles

  • Dependent on quality of the MRI machine

  • Dependent on the skill of the technician performing the imaging and the radiologist interpreting the images

  • High cost


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