MDCT arthrography of the shoulder with datasets of isotropic resolution: Indications, technique, and applications

Jan Fritz, Elliot K Fishman, Kristin M. Small, Carl S. Winalski, Marius S. Horger, Frank Corl, Edward G McFarland, John A. Carrino, Laura M Fayad

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OBJECTIVE. The purposes of this review are to summarize the indications for MDCT arthrography of the shoulder, highlight the features of MDCT acquisition, and describe the normal and abnormal MDCT arthrographic appearances of the shoulder. CONCLUSION. MDCT arthrography is a valid alternative for shoulder imaging of patients with contraindications to MRI or after failed MRI. MDCT arthrography is accurate for assessment of a variety of shoulder abnormalities and, with further validation, may become the imaging test of choice for evaluation of the postoperative shoulder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-646
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012



  • Arthrography
  • Glenohumeral joint
  • MDCT arthrography
  • MR arthrography
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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