Document the imaging appearance of hereditary and acquired myopathies.
Evaluate the role of magnetic resonance in identification and classification of hereditary and acquired myopathies.
ABBREVIATIONS INTRODUCTION Muscle - gross anatomy Muscle tissue consists of muscle fibers that are capable of contraction along their longitudinal axis.
Skeletal muscle in particular is a highly specialized organ system evolved for locomotion and energy metabolism in multicellular organisms. The main elements that constitute a muscle tissue are displayed in Fig.
Other fundamental structures relevant to muscle physiology include tendons,
nerves and blood vessels. Muscle - micro-anatomy...
Findings and procedure details
THE ROLE OF MRI MRI quite adequately complements findings from other diagnostic tools such as muscle biopsy and electromyography,
which may not be decisive for establishing a final diagnosis in patients with overlapping findings or non-specific clinical phenotypes and together may hint at a smaller number of possible conditions. In general,
muscle MRI has a higher diagnostic yield in slowly progressive diseases in which selective patterns of muscle involvement can be discerned through a...
Myopathies are a challenging group of disorders that require awareness of the clinical setting,
extent of tissue involvement and presence of different organ abnormalities. Because of the often patchy and multifocal distribution of primary muscle disorders,
neuromuscular imaging has become an important tool for diagnosis,
monitoring and management as a co-adjuvant to other techniques such as electromyography,
genetic analysis and tissue biopsy.
Myopathology in times of modern imaging.
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