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Report from ARRS: Three-T MR alone avoids complications of contrast-enhanced MR arthrography

September 23, 2008 Report from ARRS: Three-T MR alone avoids complications of contrast-enhanced MR arthrography H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Duke University study has established that unenhanced 3T MR imaging can deliver the same diagnostic accuracy as contrast-enhanced 3T MR arthrography of the shoulder, but without the associated pain, radiation, and risk of adverse contrast reactions. The combined MRI-arthrography exam of suspicious shoulder labrum injury relies on fluoroscopy and iodine and gadolinium contrast media. Though considered highly accurate and efficacious, MR arthrography is too resource-intensive to remain desirable in today's busy radiology practice. The added radiation and use of contrast are also of concern to patients, said principal investigator Dr. Jeffrey Browne.

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