Julio Cesar Almeida e Silva, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

Julio Cesar Almeida e Silva

All articles by Julio Cesar Almeida e Silva

Avascular Necrosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Avascular necrosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? MRI II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of avascular necrosis. Advantages Most sensitive and specific imaging technique for diagnosis of avascular necrosis It is the preferred technique for early and accurate detection. Noninvasive method Does not use…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Preliminary Diagnosis: Carpal tunnel syndrome I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Ultrasound II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Advantages Most sensitive and specific modality used to diagnosis carpal tunnel syndrome All structures contained in the carpal tunnel are easily visualized with ultrasound. May…

Labrum Tear

Preliminary Diagnosis: Labrum Tear I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis MR imaging without contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of a labrum tear. Advantages Diagnostic It is the imaging modality of choice for evaluating the labral complex and soft tissues around the joint. It’s able to…

Rotator Cuff Tears

Preliminary Diagnosis: Rotator Cuff Tears I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? MR imaging without contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing rotator cuff tears. Advantages Able to localize, classify and measure the rotator cuff tear area, assess status of tendons edges and muscle bellies, and evaluate the…

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