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Magnetic resonance imaging in sports medicine--an overview.
  1. T Featherstone
  1. Department of Radiology, Darlington Memorial Hospital, UK.


    As more Britons become health conscious and are involved in a variety of sporting events, sports-related injuries are a daily occurrence. Although evaluation of bony abnormalities resulting from acute and chronic sports injury by conventional radiography and bone scintigraphy has been satisfactory, the assessment of soft tissue and tendinous injury is more difficult and imprecise. Due to its superior contrast sensitivity and multiplanar imaging capability, magnetic resonance imaging has already shown great promise in delineating soft-tissue and tendinous abnormalities. In addition, marrow pathology is exquisitely displayed.

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