• Tarek M. Hegazi
  • Jim S. Wu


MR imaging of the shoulder is one of the most common exams interpreted by musculoskeletal radiologists. The most common indications for MR imaging are for the assessment of the rotator cuff injury, joint instability, and persistent pain despite physical therapy. In this section, we highlight how to diagnose and dictate many of these conditions with focus on injuries to the rotator cuff tear, labrum and other intra-articular structures.


Rotator cuff tendons Tendon tear Tendinosis Tendinopathy Biceps tendon Labrum Bankart injury Postoperative shoulder Pectoralis major tear SLAP tear Shoulder dislocation Calcific tendinitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarek M. Hegazi
    • 1
  • Jim S. Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Assistant Professor of RadiologyRadiology Residency Program Director, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal UniversityDammamSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging and InterventionAssociate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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