Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyza lmn / F / 33 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhah / Dr. Abc Xyzah.
Examination : M.R.I. of Both Hips.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain in the left hip since 1 1/2 months.
M.R.I of both hips was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and STIR coronal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted (with fat saturation) axial images.
5 mm thick Proton density sagittal images.
There are diffuse areas of hypointensity on the T1 Weighted images which turn hyperintense on the T2 Weighted and STIR images within the head and neck of the left femur. Minimal effusion is noted within the left hip joint.
The right femoral head and the acetabulum reveal normal signal intensity. The articular cartilages are unremarkable. There is no effusion within the right hip joint.
The musculature surrounding both the hip joints and the visualized pelvis is normal.
The MRI features are suggestive of diffuse altered signal within the head and neck of the left femur which is not specific for a single diagnosis.
The differential diagnosis would include :
1. Transient osteoporosis.
2. Early avascular necrosis.
As compared to the previous MRI dated 00.00.00, there is slight decrease in the signal intensity of the lesion on the present study.