Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 2823–2850 | Cite as

The skinny on skin: MRI features of cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions detected on body MRI studies

  • David Becker-Weidman
  • Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh
  • Koenraad J. Mortele
Pictorial essay


The skin and subcutaneous tissues are inevitably imaged as part of most body MRI studies. Incidental or even symptomatic skin lesions may, therefore, be detected and present a diagnostic challenge for the radiologist. We aim to provide a comprehensive review, with illustrative examples, of the skin abnormalities encountered on body MRI studies in our busy academic radiology department.


Cutaneous Subcutaneous MRI Skin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Becker-Weidman
    • 1
  • Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh
    • 2
  • Koenraad J. Mortele
    • 2
  1. 1.Great Lakes Medical ImagingWilliamsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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