<preprocess include=FILE name="H:\LUDWIG\cdschoud\uk\include\inc001.txt"> Skeletal Radiol 2002 Jul;31(7):373-83  
Magnetic resonance imaging of the shoulder: a review of potential sources of diagnostic errors.

Carroll KW, Helms CA.

Radiology Regional Center, 700 Goodlette Rd. N, Naples, FL 34102, USA, KCNDRAD@aol.com

Shoulder magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR arthrography are frequently utilized in the evaluation of shoulder pain and instability. The clinical scenario and imaging findings may be confusing to clinicians and radiologists and may present diagnostic challenges for those involved in evaluating and treating shoulder pathology. Often rotator cuff and labral abnormalities may be coexistent, clinical manifestations of denervation syndromes may be confusing to clinicians, and normal anatomic variations, imaging pitfalls, and various artifacts may cause dilemmas for the radiologist. This article will review the most frequently encountered mimickers and pitfalls of MR imaging of the shoulder.