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Dedicated MR system and acute trauma of the musculo-skeletal system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8860698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
MRI diffusion in the osteoarticular field is limited by the high costs of whole-body systems. Recent technological advances have allowed the development of cost-effective and easy-to-install dedicated MRI systems. One such system, which can only be employed for the study of limbs, is based on a 0.2-T permanent magnet. Acute trauma of the musculo-skeletal system represents an important area of application. Over a period of 2 years, 1258 patients with acute trauma of the joints (64%) and the periarticular bones (36%) have been studied. Satisfactory results, comparable to those from whole-body scanners operating at higher magnetic fields, were obtained. Acute painful syndromes did not represent an obstacle to the performance of the examination. Only in 2% of patients was it not possible to carry out the examination due to oversized limbs or complete articular blocks. On the basis of these considerations, it may be predicted that in the near future dedicated MR systems will find increasingly wide application in the field of musculo-skeletal traumatology.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0720-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Radiol     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-30     Completed Date:  1997-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of L'Aquila, Ospedale SM di Collemaggio, L' Aquila, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
Leg Injuries / diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / instrumentation
Musculoskeletal System / injuries*,  pathology
Wounds and Injuries / diagnosis

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