High-resolution 3-T MRI of the fingers: Review of anatomy and common tendon and ligament injuries

  • Gupta P
  • Lenchik L
  • Wuertzer S
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. With high-resolution 3-T MRI, the complex anatomy of the fingers can be imaged in exquisite detail to provide an accurate diagnosis of clinically important ligament and tendon injuries. CONCLUSION. We present our 3-T MRI protocol using a dedicated hand-and-wrist coil and review normal MRI anatomy of the fingers. We emphasize a systematic approach to the interpretation of finger MRI examinations and illustrate this approach with examples of tendon and ligament abnormalities.

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  • 3-T MRI
  • Collateral ligaments
  • Extensor tendons
  • Finger
  • Finger pulleys
  • Ligament and tendon injury

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Authors

  • Pushpender Gupta

  • Leon Lenchik

  • Scott D. Wuertzer

  • David A. Pacholke

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