The Role of Radiologic Imaging Techniques in Pathophysiology of Sports Injuries (Including Follow-Up)

  • Charlotte M. Nusman
  • Gino M. Kerkhoffs
  • Mario Maas


The incidence of sports-related injuries is increasing. While radiologic techniques have improved and the need for early diagnosis is rising, imaging plays a more prominent role in the management of these sports-related injuries. The choice of the imaging modality depends on costs, availability, radiation dose and accuracy for specific tissues or injuries. Comprehension of the underlying pathophysiologic and biomechanical mechanisms of the injury in a multidisciplinary setting is essential for choice of modality and image interpretation.


Muscle Injury Bone Marrow Oedema Sport Injury Fast Spin Echo Stress Injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte M. Nusman
    • 1
  • Gino M. Kerkhoffs
    • 3
  • Mario Maas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAcademic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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