MRI of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

Gustav Andreisek, Benedikt Kislinger, Riham Dessouky, Avneesh Chhabra

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This review article reviews muscle function and anatomy, describes normal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging anatomy, and shows a spectrum of abnormal imaging findings. It covers the lumbrical, interosseous, and thenar and hypothenar muscles. The described spectrum of abnormalities includes anatomical variants, exercise-induced MR signal changes, denervation syndromes, and myositis, as well as tumors. Advanced imaging techniques are discussed at the end to provide a look at future hand muscle imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-402
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • hand
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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