Bone Stress Injuries

Gabrielle Bergman1, Timothy R. Jones1

1 Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A24.1
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia2401s03
Online Posting Date:  February, 2002
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Abstract

This unit outlines basic MRI protocols for evaluating the most common bone stress injuries including those of the tibia, femoral neck, femoral shaft, metatarsal, and navicular bone. The protocols concentrate on the lower extremity, as the majority of stress injures occur in this region. These protocols were developed using a 1.5 T system (Signa, General Electric Medical Systems). However, the sequences described could be adapted to low‐ or mid‐field scanners using STIR (short tau inversion recovery) sequences to acquire the T2‐weighted images. This technique would thus require longer scan times and lower resolution matrices.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Tibial Stress Injuries
  • Basic Protocol 2: Femoral Neck and Femoral Shaft Stress Injuries
  • Basic Protocol 3: Imaging of Metatarsal Stress Injuries
  • Basic Protocol 4: Imaging of Navicular Stress Injuries
  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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