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SJKU 2014, 19(1): 108-113 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of diagnostic value of ultrasonography versus magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of shoulder rotator cuff muscles tears
Mohammad Gharib Salehi Dr 1, Kaykhosro Mardanpour 2, Mansour Rezaei Dr3, Naser Moradi Dr2
1- Assistant Professor Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences , msalehi2000@yahoo.com
2- Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
3- Associate Professor Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Aim: Rotator cuff muscles tears are among the most common problems of shoulder joint .This disorder is diagnosed most commonly by imaging methods especially ultrasound and MRI. According to previous studies, both of these methods have high diagnostic value. Because of small sample sizes and inappropriate gold standards in these studies and also lack of enough studies in our country we decided to conduct this study to compare ultrasound and MRI for diagnosis of rotator cuff muscles tears. Material and Methods: We performed shoulder ultrasonography and MRI for 100 patients before shoulder surgery in this descriptive analytical study. The results of ultrasonography and MRI were reported separately by 2 radiologists. Using SPSS 19 software, data were analyzed by McNamara’s test. Results: 27 of 100 patients that underwent surgery had tears in rotator cuff muscles (20 with complete tear and 7 with partial tear). Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were 92.6%, 95.9%, 89.3% and 97.2% for ultrasonography, and 96.3%, 97.3%, 95.9% and 98.6% respectively for MRI. There was no significant difference between the two methods (P>0.05). Conclusion: According to the results of this study both of these methods have high accuracy in the diagnosis of rotator cuff muscles tears and can be used for patient evaluation. Received: Feb 7, 2013 Accepted: Sep 3, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: Rotator cuff, Ultrasound, Magnetic resonance imaging
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/03/16 | Accepted: 2014/03/16 | Published: 2014/03/16
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Volume 19, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2014) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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