Shelly et al used a simple grading system to describe the changes seen on MRI following a hamstring injury. The authors are from Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.
Patient selection: athlete with hamstring injury
(1) distribution of T2 hyperintense signal
(2) disruption of fibers
T2 Hyperintense Signal
around muscle or tendon
around and within muscle or tendon
less than half of tendon or muscle width
over half the muscle or tendon width
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Specialty: Surgery, orthopedic