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Magnetic resonance imaging application to live horse for diagnosis of tendinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12185310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six live horses with various stages of acute to chronic superficial digital flexor (SDF) tendinitis were examined using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In each case, MRI findings were compared to the corresponding ultrasonographic (USD) and histologic findings, to establish the usefulness of MRI. In the acute cases, lesions characterized by hemorrhage were well defined as high signal intensity on MRI and hypoechoic regions on USD. Chronic tendon fibrosis was slightly hyperechoic and difficult to distinguish from the normal tendon tissue around the original injury by using USD. In contrast, MRI visualized the chronic lesion as a low intensity signal, which could be distinguished from the black background of the normal SDF tendon tissue. This study clearly demonstrated MRI was the better imaging modality for the objective detection of chronic scar tissue in live horses. These findings, from living horses, suggest an advantage of MRI in the clinical application to diagnose tendinitis in cases where there is chronic scar tissue that is difficult to discern on USD.
Yoshinori Kasashima; Atsutoshi Kuwano; Yoshinari Katayama; Yasuho Taura; Toyohiko Yoshihara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-19     Completed Date:  2002-09-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Clinical Science and Pathobiology, Equine Research Institute, Japan Racing Association, 321-4 Tokami-cho, Utsunomiya 320-0856, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chronic Disease
Horse Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / veterinary*
Tendinopathy / diagnosis*,  pathology,  veterinary*
Ultrasonography / veterinary

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