Key MR Imaging Features of Common Hand Surgery Conditions

Tristan de Mooij, Scott Riester, Sanjeev Kakar

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The introduction of 3-T MR imaging scanners as well as dedicated wrist coils has allowed for scanning of the unique anatomic structures within the hand with unprecedented accuracy. In this article, the authors discuss common hand conditions, focusing on imaging findings and the utility of MR imaging as it pertains to hand surgery. The authors examine its role in the treatment of hand deep-space infections, scaphoid fractures, scapholunate ligament injuries, thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries, and ulnar-sided wrist pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-510
Number of pages16
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Hand infections
  • MR imaging
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Scapholunate ligament
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex
  • Ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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