Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2019; 23(04): 429-435
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693488
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Top-Ten Pitfalls in Rotator Cuff Ultrasound

James F. Griffith
1  The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Publication Date:
11 September 2019 (online)


Shoulder ultrasound is a commonly performed imaging study that can accurately determine the presence of rotator cuff tendinosis and tears, as well as subacromial-subdeltoid bursal and long head of biceps tendon pathology. High accuracy depends on an awareness of imaging pitfalls that can be encountered and lead to over- or underdiagnosis of rotator cuff pathology. Ten common pitfalls of rotator cuff ultrasound scanning are presented along with ways to avoid these pitfalls.