Magnetic resonance imaging of the elbow

Alecio Lombardi, Aria Ashir, Tetyana Gorbachova, Mihra S. Taljanovic, Eric Y. Chang

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Elbow pain can cause disability, especially in athletes, and is a common clinical complaint for both the general practitioner and the orthopaedic surgeon. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an excellent tool for the evaluation of joint pathology due to its high sensitivity as a result of high contrast resolution for soft tissues. This article aims to describe the normal imaging anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow, the most commonly used MRI protocols and techniques, and common MRI findings related to tendinopathy, ligamentous and osteochondral injuries, and instability of the elbow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e440-e460
JournalPolish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • Biceps brachii
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Elbow
  • Epicondylosis
  • MRI
  • Radial tunnel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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