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Magnetic resonance image compilation in the assessment of chronic supraspinatus tendinitis
NI Yabo  TIAN Zhaorong  YANG Jianping  SUN Jie  WANG Zhijun 

Cite this article as: Ni YB, Tian ZR, Yang JP, et al. Magnetic resonance image compilation in the assessment of chronic supraspinatus tendinitis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(9): 53-57, 68. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.010.

[Abstract] Objective To investigate the diagnostic value of quantitative parameters of magnetic resonance image compilation (Magic) sequence on chronic supraspinatus tendinitis.Materials and Methods Forty-two patients with clinical suspicion of supraspinatus tendinitis (tendinitis group) and 28 healthy volunteers (control group) were prospectively collected. Conventional anatomical imaging sequences T2WI fat saturation (FS) sequence and T1WI FS sequence in axial view, T1W FS sequence in oblique coronal view, proton density weighted (PDW) sequence in oblique sagittal view and Magic sequence in oblique coronal view were performed with SIGNATM Architect 3.0 T scanner. The supraspinatus tendon was divided into lateral, medial and middle subregions according to its shape in oblique coronal T2WI images view on Magic sequence. Two radiologists with 10 years of experience in musculoskeletal system diagnosis measured the T1, T2 and proton density (PD) values of the supraspinatus tendon on the Magic oblique coronal images, interclass correlation coefficient (ICC) were used to compared the consistency between and within observers. One-way analysis of variance or Kruskal-Wallis H test were used to compare the differences of quantitative parameters in different regions. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were drawn for parameters with statistically significant differences to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy for tendinitis.Results The T1 and T2 value in the lateral subregion, T2 value in the middle subregion of the tendinitis group were higher than those in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The PD values in lateral subregion, T1 values and PD values in the middle subregion had no significant difference between the two groups (P>0.05). The T1, T2 and PD value in the medial subregion had no significant difference between the two groups (P>0.05). The AUC of T1 value in the lateral subregion for the diagnosis of supraspinatus tendinitis was 0.821, sensitivity and specificity were 90.5% and 67.9%. The AUC of T2 value in the lateral subregion was 0.733, sensitivity and specificity were 66.7% and 78.6%. The AUC of T2 value in the middle subregion was 0.682, sensitivity and specificity were 61.9% and 75.0%. The above three values had high diagnostic efficacy for supraspinatus tendinitis.Conclusions The T1 and T2 values of Magic sequence are effective quantitative parameters reflecting chronic supraspinatus tendinitis, which can provide quantitative objective basis of supraspinatus tendinitis.
[Keywords] quantitative magnetic resonance imaging;supraspinatus tendinitis;rotator cuff injury;synthetic magnetic resonance imaging

NI Yabo1, 2   TIAN Zhaorong2   YANG Jianping1, 2   SUN Jie1, 2   WANG Zhijun2*  

1 Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan 750001, China

2 Department of Radiology, Ningxia Medical University General Hospital, Yinchuan 750001, China

*Wang ZJ, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-06-01
Accepted  2022-09-08
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.010
Cite this article as: Ni YB, Tian ZR, Yang JP, et al. Magnetic resonance image compilation in the assessment of chronic supraspinatus tendinitis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(9): 53-57, 68.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.010

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