Diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis: Comparison of contrast-enhanced MRI with noncontrast-enhanced MRI

Kyung Sik Ahn, Chang Ho Kang, Yura Kim, Woong Kyo Jeong

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    Abstract

    Objective: To compare the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced (CE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and non-CE MRI for adhesive capsulitis (AC). Methods: CE MRI of 50 AC and 53 non-AC patients were reviewed by two radiologists independently. Results: Axillary capsular thickening and T2 hyperintensity (sensitivity=92-94%; specificity=53-64%) and enhancement of the axillary capsule and rotator interval (sensitivity=92-98%; specificity=38-64%) were helpful in diagnosing AC. Interobserver reliability was highest with axillary joint capsule enhancement (κ=0.92). Conclusion: Non-CE and CE MRI are helpful in confirming the clinical diagnosis of AC. CE-MRI may improve assessment of the rotator interval and diagnostic confidence in patients with AC.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1061-1067
    Number of pages7
    JournalClinical Imaging
    Volume39
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov

    Keywords

    • Adhesive capsulitis
    • Axillary capsule
    • Contrast-enhanced MRI
    • Rotator interval

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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