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Stress Fracture MRI

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Stress Fracture MRI

  • Indication
  1. Suspected Stress Fracture despite negative serial XRay
  2. New gold standard for Stress Fracture imaging (supplanting bone scan)
  • Epidemiology
  • Efficacy
  1. Test Sensitivity: High (at least as good as bone scan)
  2. Test Specificity: High (better than bone scan)
  • Advantages
  1. Highest efficacy of any imaging modality
  2. Best detail for differentiating Stress Fractures from other causes
  3. No radiation exposure
  • Disadvantages
  1. Higher cost than other Stress Fracture imaging