MR Imaging of the Rotator Cuff.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The cause of rotator cuff tears is multifactorial with both intrinsic and extrinsic contributing factors. Understanding the normal MR anatomy of the rotator cuff and using an appropriate search pattern can help readers identify common pathologic conditions. Accurate designation using classification systems for tear thickness, size, and degree of retraction and muscle fatty infiltration and atrophy are important in guiding surgical management. Knowledge of common disease locations for the rotator cuff tendons can help focus reader searches and increase sensitivity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCrum, E

Published Date

  • May 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 165 - 179

PubMed ID

  • 32241656

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9786

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mric.2019.12.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States