IMAGING SCIENCE AND PHOTOCHEMISTRY ›› 2022, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (6): 1323-1327.DOI: 10.7517/issn.1674-0475.220902

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Imaging Analysis of Wrist Sprain in Adults with MSCT and MRI

ZHANG Hongguang1, QIN Xupei1, WANG Kangni2   

  1. 1. Imaging Department of The First People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Lianyungang 222000, Jiangsu, P. R. China;
    2. Imaging Department of Lianyungang Oriental Hospital, Lianyungang 222000, Jiangsu, P. R. China
  • Received:2022-09-19 Online:2022-11-23 Published:2022-11-15

Abstract: The wrist sprain is mostly caused by external violence. Generally, imaging examination is performed only after the sprain occurs in patients. However, due to the complex structure of wrist joint, it is still impossible to completely and accurately judge the sprain in clinical practice, and its diagnostic criteria also have some limitations, which makes it difficult to analyze the condition of wrist sprain. Due to the existence of bone overlap, X-ray is not effective in the diagnosis of wrist sprain, which is prone to image distortion, misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis. Multi slice spiral CT (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have powerful post-processing functions, which can provide accurate, intuitive and comprehensive imaging information for wrist sprain. However, there are some limitations in using the two methods alone, and joint detection can significantly reduce the occurrence of misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis. This article reviews the application of MRI combined with MSCT in wrist sprain examination, and analyzes the application value of the combined detection method to provide a basis for clinical practice.

Key words: magnetic resonance imaging, MSCT, wrist joints, sprain, joint testing