MRI Mastery Series: Shoulder

Don’t let MRI of the shoulder SLAP you around! There is a range of normal variant presentation in this joint capsule, but with some guidance in detecting indirect signs and corollary findings, you can make a lot of headway toward eliminating needless uncertainty in your reporting and confidently giving a well-reasoned differential.
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Shoulder MRI — Course Overview

Don’t let MRI of the shoulder SLAP you around! There is a range of normal variant presentation in this joint capsule, but with some guidance in detecting indirect signs and corollary findings, you can make a lot of headway toward eliminating needless uncertainty in your reporting and confidently giving a well-reasoned differential. Of course, you’ll still face the challenge of describing the findings in the nomenclature preferred by your referring clinicians (but it’s not like you don’t face that every day anyway). Evaluating ligamentous connections to the rotator cuff and on and off track morphology, connecting the mechanism of injury to the appearance on MR and sorting out acute versus chronic gets easier the more shoulder MR (and shoulder MR arthrography) you see. And what’s up with these interesting but often urgent cases where the patient exhibits inflammation throughout the capsule and a painful “buffet” of apparent (and maybe some not so apparent) pathology?

That’s where we come in. Our Shoulder MRI Mastery series can help you navigate the thought process for efficiently reviewing the available images and constructing your report. The HAGLs and Bufords and ALPSAs and Mumfords, not to mention the dreaded and expanding categories of SLAP lesions, begin to make a lot more sense when you break your read down into a method that can become your go-to routine for evaluation. Our legacy series (Case Review, Professional and Advanced Orthopaedic and Joint) as well as “Power Packs” provide both the basics and complex findings in variety of formats, each of which contributes to cross-training with enough cases to get you to the next level as a formidable shoulder MR reader.

Shoulder MRI Anatomy & Diagnosis Covered in this Course

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Anterior labral periosteal sleeve avulsion (ALPSA)
  • Bankart lesion and bony bankart
  • Biceps ‘reflection’ pulley
  • Biceps tendon
  • Bony humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (BHAGL)
  • Buford complex (Variant)
  • Complex multi directional microinstability
  • Coracoacromial ligament
  • Dislocation
  • Glenohumeral ligaments
  • Glenoid cartilaginous defect
  • Glenoid cavity
  • Glenoid labrum
  • Glenoid labrum ovoid mass (GLOM) lesion
  • Hill-Sachs lesion
  • Humeral avulsion glenohumeral ligament (HAGL)
  • Humeral head
  • Impingement
  • Inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL)
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Middle glenohumeral ligament (MGHL)
  • Posterior labrum periosteal sleeve avulsion (POLPSA)
  • Reverse humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (RHAGL)
  • Rotator cuff interval
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • SLAP (superior labrum anterior and posterior) lesions
  • Superior glenohumeral ligament (SGHL)
  • Superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion
  • Supraspinatus muscle
  • Supraspinatus tendon tear
  • Triceps muscle tear
  • And much more…