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Calcific Tendinosis and Periarthritis: Classic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance and Associated Findings

Chung, Christine B MD*; Gentili, Amilcare MD*; Chew, Felix S†

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
Musculoskeletal Imaging: Pictorial Essay: Musculoskeletal Imaging
Abstract

Calcification within tendon and periarticular soft tissues with or without a history of pain is commonly encountered in the interpretation of musculoskeletal MR imaging (MRI) studies. This article presents a pictorial illustration of both the classic and atypical MR imaging (MRI) features of soft tissue calcifications in the musculoskeletal system. Familiarity with this topic can help to avoid pitfalls in imaging diagnosis.

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From the *Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, La Jolla, CA; and †Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.

Reprints: Dr Christine B. Chung, Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92161 (e-mail: cbchung@ucsd.edu).

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.