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Distal biceps tendon rupture

Case Study
Dorn, Eric, M.D. Glendale, Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin USA
Ahrens, Mark, BS RT (R) (MR) Glendale, Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin USA

Patient history

A 40-year-old patient with injury to left elbow, pain and bruising in the left forearm underwent an MR examination at Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.

MR examination

The Achieva 1.5T SE with the 8-channel SENSE Small Extremity coil was used.


 Fat suppressed Fat suppressed Fat-suppressed T2 weighted
Fat suppressed
Fat suppressed
Fat-suppressed T2 weighted

There is acute rupture of the distal biceps tendon from the radial tuberosity attachment (bottom row) with 3.6 cm proximal retraction (third image top row) and marked myotendinous hemorrhage (first and second image top row).


The findings are consistent with distal biceps tendon rupture

Clinical impact of the Achieva 1.5T SE:

The Achieva 1.5T SE offers a tenfold improvement in homogeneity compared with standard entry-level systems, and this reflects dramatically on the system's off-center imaging. Achieva 1.5T SE provides very good fat-suppressed imaging. With the 8-channel SENSE Small Extremity coil beautiful image quality is seen. The system is able to still maintain good SNR while working at these very small FOVs.

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