MRI of the wrist (an approach)

Last revised by Dr Joachim Feger on 16 Sep 2021

MRI of the wrist is a fairly frequent examination in musculoskeletal radiology practice and not quite as common in general radiological practice. This approach is an example of how to create a radiological report of an MRI of the wrist knee with coverage of the most common anatomical sites of possible pathology, within the wrist.

A systematic review in the MRI of the wrist is essential since wrist anatomy itself is a complex entity with small structures, pathologies and injury patterns that are manifold and involve a whole lot of different therapeutical approaches.

The bony structures of the wrist, the pictured distal radius and ulna to the bases and proximal parts of the metacarpals are assessed including the proximal and distal row of carpal bones.

Assessment of the following structures:

Assessment of the following structures and their alignment:

  • palmar radiocarpal ligaments
  • dorsal radiocarpal ligaments

Assessment of the following structures:

Assessment of the following structures:

Assessment of the following structures:

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