Imaging of Elbow Pathology

Laura W. Bancroft, MD; Thomas H. Berquist, MD; Jeffrey J. Peterson, MD; Mark J. Kransdorf, MD

Disclosures

Appl Radiol. 2007;36(7):26-35. 

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Abstract and Introduction

With improved diagnostic imaging techniques, radiologists are able to provide more accurate diagnoses of elbow pathology. This article will provide an overview of the imaging characteristics of some disease processes that can affect the elbow, such as trauma, arthropathy, and infection. The choice of imaging modality-radiography, sonography, scintigraphy, arthrography, CT, or MRI-depends on the suspected disease process, the availability of advanced imaging, and the personal preference of the radiologist.

The evaluation of elbow pathology continues to advance, in part because of improved diagnostic imaging techniques. These improvements have assisted the radiologist in providing more accurate diagnoses and, therefore, better patient care. A variety of imaging modalities may be used for the evaluation of the elbow, depending on the indication and suspected disease process. This article will provide an overview of the imaging characteristics of some disease processes that can affect the elbow, such as trauma, arthropathy, and infection.

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