mri results what does this mean
MRI SHOULDER WO CONT
MRI LEFT SHOULDER
REASON FOR EXAM: Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tear.
TECHNIQUE: Coronal T2-weighted images with fat-saturation, coronal
T1, sagittal T2-weighted images with fat-saturation, sagittal T1, and
axial proton density with fat saturation images were performed using
a dedicated shoulder coil.
FINDINGS: There is no joint effusion. A trace amount of fluid is
present in the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa.
The exam is technically limited secondary to a large amount of motion
artifact. There is abnormal signal within the supraspinatus tendon
at the myotendinous junction. This could be the sequela of partial
undersurface tear or tendinosis.
The acromioclavicular joint is mildly hypertrophied. The acromion is
The infraspinatus and subscapularis are intact. The biceps is
normally seated in the bicipital groove. The labrum is grossly
LIMITED EXAMINATION SECONDARY TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF MOTION ARTIFACT.
THERE IS SOME ABNORMAL SIGNAL WITHIN THE MYOTENDINOUS JUNCTION OF THE
SUPRASPINATUS WHICH COULD REPRESENT PARTIAL UNDERSURFACE TEAR OR
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