Mr Araz B. Massraf

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBCHB, FRCSI, FRCS (Orth & Trauma)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging provides the most detailed informationregarding the soft tissues surrounding the hip. The magnetic resonance imaging study includesa screening examination of the whole pelvis, acquired with use of coronal inversion recovery and axial proton-density sequences. Other authors have advocated the use of magneticresonance arthrography of the hip to evaluate hip disorders.

As part of the multiplanar assessment of femoroacetabular impingement,the axial oblique magnetic resonance imaging sequences can behelpful in defining the abnormal osseous neck-shaft offset.In these images, the slice prescription is parallel to the neck-shaftangle seen on a coronal image, passing directly through thecenter of the femoral head. The alpha angle, measuredaccording to the method of Nötzli et al. and normally being < 50°,can help define the anterior margin of the waist of the femoral neck.

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Fitzwilliam Hospital
Milton Way
South Bretton
Booking: 01733 261717