Document Type : Review


1 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, ZanjanUniversity of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.

2 Medical Biology Research Center, Technology Health Research Institute, 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 motion. This study 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 coracohumeral ligament thickening, joint capsule edema, and rotator interval
infiltration. Non-contrast MRI can provide an abundance of information on AC and help clinicians make a more definitive
diagnosis, stage the disease, and choose better treatment plans.


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