atrophy and fatty degeneration of the supraspinatus
muscle occurs after rotator cuff tear. It
is often necessary to evaluate for these muscle abnormalities following tears
to determine surgical candidacy. We usually
evaluate this on a single slice. However, it is not well known whether this
slice is representative of fatty degeneration and
muscular atrophy overall.
Furthermore, it is also not
known how fatty degeneration and muscular atrophy will progress
after tear. The purpose of this study was to make a standardized fat fraction and muscular volume model in patients with or without supraspinatus tendon tear using IDEAL-IQ sequence.