MRI Scan

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides detailed images of structures within the shoulder joint, including bones, tendons, muscles and vessels, from any angle.  It is used often to examine shoulder joints and provides clear views of rotator cuff tears injuries to the biceps tendon and damage to the glenoid labrum, the soft fibrous tissue rim that helps stabilize the joint.

For further information on MRI , we recommend you view the RadiologyInfo.org site which can be found by following the link here:

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=shouldermr

The site provides a wealth of further information on area such as:

  • Common uses of the MRI procedure
  • How you should prepare
  • What does the equipment look like
  • How does the procedure work?
  • How is the procedure performed?
  • What will I experience during and after the procedure?
  • Who interprets the results and how do I get them?
  • What are the benefits vs. risks?
  • What are the limitations of a shoulder MRI?