Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Radial Sequence MRI , Glenoid Labrum , Shoulder Tears
IRB Number: 00069330
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Adult Reconstruction, Shoulder and Elbow,
The primary objective of the current study is to investigate the value of rMRI in diagnosing intraarticular injury to the shoulder. Specifically, this project aims to determine whether rMRI can be used to evaluate for labral pathology, and whether the polar-coordinate based sequences provide further diagnostic value compared to traditional planar sequences. This primary objective will be accomplished by radiographically evaluating the shoulders of patients with clinical examinations concerning for shoulder pathology using MRI, MRA, rMRI and rMRA, and using the results of the images to compare incidence of tears found on the different imaging modalities as well as to compare sensitivity and specificity using intraoperative findings as a gold standard.
A secondary goal of this project is to qualitatively evaluate labral tears using radial sequence MRIs by developing a new classification system for labral tears based on the location and morphology of the labral injury. This system will be applied to the MRI and rMRI data and the tear types enumerated for each imaging modality.