MSK radiology Flashcards Preview

MSK > MSK radiology > Flashcards

Flashcards in MSK radiology Deck (5)
Loading flashcards...

What is the major indication for CT imaging?

occult spinal fractures
pre-operative evaluation
assess soft tissue abscess if MRI not available


Describe the application of bone scans

assess for skeletal metastases

use limited because non-specific, high radiation


What are indications for ultrasound imaging

tendon, muscle, ligament injuries
bursitis, tenosynovitis
good soft tissue and vascularity detail


What are indications for MRIs?

infection, neoplasm, intra-articular pathology
spine- unexplained neuro symptoms
excellent for imaging soft tissues


______ has the best spatial resolution of all imaging modalities

plain radiography