Shoulder #6

MRI of a painful, restricted shoulder

This 65 year old lady complained of pain over the lateral aspect of her right shoulder and restricted movement. On examination she was unable to fully abduct her right arm. There was no history of acute trauma.

What abnormality is demonstrated on the MRI examination of her shoulder?

T1 weighted angled sagittal image:

T1 sag ang shoulder

T1 weighted angled coronal image:

T1 cor ang

T2 weighted angled coronal image:


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