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ECR 2017 / C-0645
Fusion imaging US-MRI: a new didactic approach to wrist's anatomy
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Congress: ECR 2017
Poster No.: C-0645
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Education and training, Education, Ultrasound, MR, Musculoskeletal system, Musculoskeletal joint, Anatomy
Authors: N. Romano1, A. Fischetti1, I. Mussetto2, D. Orlandi1, M. Pascale3, A. Muda1; 1Genova/IT, 2Genoa/IT, 3Caserta/IT

Findings and procedure details

Hardware and software used:

-Esaote MyLab Twice ultrasound scanner with a virtual navigator software

-Magnetic position sensor linked to the US transducer (13 MHz) and low magnetic field transmitter (Fig. 1)

-MRI system (Siemens Aera 1,5T) and DICOM images

-Internal anatomical markers --> bony landmarks (Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 9, Fig. 10, Fig. 11) 


Examined joint: one health wrist (27 yo woman)


Studied structures:

US examination of the dorsal aspect of the wrist:

-Carpal joints and MCP joint (Fig. 3)

-Extensor tendons (I- II- III- IV- V- VI compartment) (Fig. 4, Fig. 5, Fig. 6, Fig. 7)

US examination of the palmar aspect of the wrist:

-Transverse carpal ligament (flexor retinaculum) (Fig. 8)

-Carpal tunnel (Fig. 8, Fig. 10)        

-Median nerve (Fig. 9)

-Guyon’s canal (ulnar nerve, ulnar artery and veins) (Fig. 10)

-Flexor tendons (Fig. 8, Fig. 10, Fig. 11)



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