Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Maarten Duffel-Mechelen, campus Duffel, Duffel, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Introduction: Muscle edema (ME) is characterized by an increase in free water content. It can occur as a consequence of numerous causes. MRI is the most powerful technique to detect ME using fat suppressed (FS) T2-weighted images (WI) or STIR sequences. ME can be subdivided according to distribution of the lesions. Diffuse (bilatera lmuscle involvement), focal (one or a contiguous group of muscles involvement) and multifocal (involvement of multipleremotemuscles) ME patterncanbedistinguished (1, 2).
How to Cite:
Eyselbergs M, Vanhoenacker FM. Abstract of papers for full membership at the Royal Belgian Society of Radiology. JBR-BTR. 2012;95(3):183. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.619