International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Dissertation Chapters | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Correlation between Ultrasonography and MRI in Ankle Joint Pathology

Hiral Hapani [3] | Anjana Trivedi [7] | Krupa Dabhi | Kapil Detroja


Abstract: Introduction: Normal ankle function is essential for day-to-day life and many popular sports. As the ankle joint has a complex anatomy, imaging of the ankle and its dysfunction is one of the most challenging regions for all orthopedic and medicine practitioners. The ankle is commonly affected in trauma as well as overuse disorders and inflammatory conditions. Ultrasound is a cheap, non-invasive investigative tool for evaluating ankle joint pathologies. Magnetic resonance imaging has been proven to provide excellent evaluation of ligaments around the ankle, with the ability to show various types of soft tissue and bone abnormalities. Materials and Methods: This observational (prospective) study was conducted on 50 patients for 1 1/2 years from October 2020 to April 2022 in Department of Radiology, PDU Government Medical College and Civil Hospital, Rajkot, Gujarat after taking proper consent from patients. Results: Most common age group of the patient participating in this study is 36 to 40 years. Males contribute to 52% of study population and female contribute to 48% of study population. The most common pathology of ankle joint was Ligament tear followed by Tendon tear and Tenosynovitis. Tenosynovitis is the most common pathology diagnosed on Ultrasonography with 100% diagnostic sensitivity. Overall Diagnostic Sensitivity of USG as compared to MRI was 78% in this study. Conclusions: Ultrasound has comparable diagnostic Sensitivity as MRI in many commonly encountered Ankle joint pathology like Plantar fasciitis, Tenosynovitis, Tendinosis, Ganglion cyst, Bursitis, Tendon tear, so USG can be used as primary imaging modality for screening and diagnosis of various Ankle joint pathology, however MRI remains gold standard investigation for imaging of ankle joint pathology.


Keywords: MRI, USG, Ankle, Ligament, Tendon


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 1336 - 1345


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