MRI protocol for elbow sports injuries

• Axial fat-suppressed T2-weighted images

• Sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighted images

• Coronal fat-suppressed proton density weighted images

In addition, for loose body, capitellum osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), nerve impingement, biceps and triceps tear:

• Axial T1-weighted images

• Sagittal T1-weighted images

For MCL tear or epicondylitis:

• Axial fat-suppressed proton density weighted images

• Coronal T1-weighted images

• Coronal inversion recovery (STIR) images

MRI arthrography can be helpful in the athlete with a suspected partial tear of the MCL or a loose body [2]. Our standard elbow MRI arthrography protocol is:

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    What is loose body mri?
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