MRI Shoulder: Transaxial View:

- Discussion:
    - used to evaluate capsule of shoulder, & glenoid labrum, subscapularis  & long head of the biceps, and the humeral head;
    - glenoid labrum produces low signal intensity since it is made of fibrous tissue;
    - used for imaging SLAP and Barkart injury
    - Hill-Sachs lesion, seen as a notched defect of flattening of humeral head, proximal to the level of the coracoid process;
            - more distally there is a normal flattening of posterolateral humeral head



Labral injuries: accuracy of detection with unenhanced MR imaging of the shoulder.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, January 7, 2013 3:39 pm