Due to its multiplanar capabilities, lack of ionizing radiation and superior soft tissue contrast, MR imaging is an important adjunct to conventional diagnostic examinations such as plain radiography, bone scintigraphy and ultrasound in assessing the magnitude and extent of soft tissue injury. Compared to bone scintigraphy, MR imaging has superior spatial resolution in localizing soft tissue injury, yet does not provide a direct measure of bone turnover. As such, these imaging tests are often complementary, rather than mutually exclusive.
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