Ultrasonography (US) is a non-invasive method which can assess not only solid tissue organs but also soft tissues such as tendons and nerves. However, it has not been fully understood that US is a useful tool for the depiction of periarticular structure. We compared the diagnostic accuracies between US and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the patients with rotator cuff tear (RCT). Seventy patients, who underwent arthroscopic surgery, preoperative US and MRI examinations at Gifu University Hospital from January 2010 to April 2013 (49 male, 21 female, mean age 59.7 +/- 15.9) were included in this study. The diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of US and MRI were 94.3% and 94.3%, 95.8% and 97.9%, 90.9% and 84.6%, respectively, when the intraoperative finding was regarded as a gold standard. These results suggest that US is useful for the diagnosis of RCT as equal as MRI.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-2014|
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