Radiographics 2018 Feb 16:170112. Epub 2018 Feb 16.
From the Department of Radiology, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, Calif (E.S., M.N.P.); Department of Radiology, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Quezon City, Maria Clara Street, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1100 (D.V.F.); and Department of Radiology, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia (C.M.G.).
Atraumatic disorders of skeletal muscles include congenital variants; inherited myopathies; acquired inflammatory, infectious, or ischemic disorders; neoplastic diseases; and conditions leading to muscle atrophy. These have overlapping appearances at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and are challenging for the radiologist to differentiate. The authors organize muscle disorders into four MR imaging patterns: (a) abnormal anatomy with normal signal intensity, (b) edema/inflammation, (c) mass, and (d) atrophy, highlighting each of their key clinical and imaging findings. Read More