Magnetic resonance imaging of the hip: anatomy and pathology
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Department of Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Submission date: 2020-06-06
Final revision date: 2020-07-21
Acceptance date: 2020-07-22
Publication date: 2020-09-04
Pol J Radiol, 2020; 85: 489-508
The aim of this review is to outline the normal anatomy of the hip and to discuss common painful conditions of the hip that affect the general adult population. Hip pain is a common complaint with many different etiologies. In this review, hip pathologies are divided by location into osseous, intra-articular and extra-articular lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice for investigating painful hip conditions due to its multiplanar capability and high contrast resolution. This review focuses on the characteristic MRI features of common traumatic and pathologic conditions of the hip.
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