Tissue characterisation, Pathology, Diagnostic procedure, MR-Functional imaging, MR, Musculoskeletal system, Musculoskeletal soft tissue, Extremities
B. Kislinger1, A. Chhabra2, R. A. K. Dessouky3, G. Andreisek4; 1Frauenfeld/CH, 2Dallas , Tx/US, 3EG, 4Münsterlingen/CH
Like other skeletal muscles,
the intrinsic muscles of the hand can be affected by various conditions resulting in change of morphology or MR imaging appearance.
Detailed knowledge about normal MR imaging appearance, normal anatomy,
as well as common normal variants and pathologies is always crucial for correct diagnoses.
This educational poster will review the anatomy and function of the intrinsic muscles of the hand and will use clinical cases to illustrate some typical findings in common pathologies as followed:
|Normal Imaging Findings
|Function and Anatomy
Abductor Digiti Minimi
Flexor Digiti Minimi
Opponens Digiti Minimi
Flexor Pollices Brevis
Abductor Pollices Brevis
|Spectrum of Abnormal
|Trauma- and Exercise-induced Changes