Document Type : Review


1 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan Iran

2 Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran


Adhesive Capsulitis (AC) is a self-limiting disease of the shoulder joint characterized by progressive painful restriction of the shoulder’s motions. This study is aimed to search the findings on AC in non-contrast MRI. Although AC is a clinical diagnosis, imaging can provide helpful data for earlier diagnosis and treatment. It seems that some findings are specific and sensitive for accurate diagnosis and staging of AC such as coraco-humeral ligament thickening, joint capsule edema, rotator interval infiltration. Non-contrast MRI can provide lots of information on AC and help clinicians make a more definitive diagnosis, stage the disease, and choose better treatment plans.


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