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Shoulder Abduction-External Rotation (ABER) Plane
Catherine C. Roberts, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Abduction external rotation (ABER)
      • Optional patient position for MR arthrography
    • Anterior labroligamentous periosteal sleeve avulsion (ALPSA)

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Anatomy Relationships

    • Internal Contents

      ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

      • Imaging Recommendations

        • Imaging Approaches

          • Imaging Pitfalls

            CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

            • Clinical Importance

              Selected References

              1. Aydıngöz U et al: Demystifying ABER (abduction and external rotation) sequence in shoulder MR arthrography. Diagn Interv Radiol. 20(6):507-10, 2014
              2. Tian CY et al: The added value of ABER position for the detection and classification of anteroinferior labroligamentous lesions in MR arthrography of the shoulder. Eur J Radiol. 82(4):651-7, 2013
              3. Schreinemachers SA et al: Is a single direct MR arthrography series in ABER position as accurate in detecting anteroinferior labroligamentous lesions as conventional MR arthography? Skeletal Radiol. 38(7):675-83, 2009
              4. Herold T et al: Indirect MR arthrography of the shoulder: use of abduction and external rotation to detect full- and partial-thickness tears of the supraspinatus tendon. Radiology. 2006
              5. Lee SY et al: Horizontal component of partial-thickness tears of rotator cuff: imaging characteristics and comparison of ABER view with oblique coronal view at MR arthrography initial results. Radiology. 224(2):470-6, 2002
              6. Choi JA et al: Comparison between conventional MR arthrography and abduction and external rotation MR arthrography in revealing tears of the antero-inferior glenoid labrum. Korean J Radiol. 2(4):216-21, 2001
              7. Kwak SM et al: Glenohumeral joint: comparison of shoulder positions at MR arthrography. Radiology. 208(2):375-80, 1998
              8. Wintzell G et al: Indirect MR arthrography of anterior shoulder instability in the ABER and the apprehension test positions: a prospective comparative study of two different shoulder positions during MRI using intravenous gadodiamide contrast for enhancement of the joint fluid. Skeletal Radiol. 27(9):488-94, 1998
              9. Cvitanic O et al: Using abduction and external rotation of the shoulder to increase the sensitivity of MR arthrography in revealing tears of the anterior glenoid labrum. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(3):837-44, 1997
              10. Tirman PF et al: MR arthrographic depiction of tears of the rotator cuff: benefit of abduction and external rotation of the arm. Radiology. 192(3):851-6, 1994
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              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Abduction external rotation (ABER)
                  • Optional patient position for MR arthrography
                • Anterior labroligamentous periosteal sleeve avulsion (ALPSA)

              IMAGING ANATOMY

              • Anatomy Relationships

                • Internal Contents

                  ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    • Imaging Approaches

                      • Imaging Pitfalls

                        CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                        • Clinical Importance

                          Selected References

                          1. Aydıngöz U et al: Demystifying ABER (abduction and external rotation) sequence in shoulder MR arthrography. Diagn Interv Radiol. 20(6):507-10, 2014
                          2. Tian CY et al: The added value of ABER position for the detection and classification of anteroinferior labroligamentous lesions in MR arthrography of the shoulder. Eur J Radiol. 82(4):651-7, 2013
                          3. Schreinemachers SA et al: Is a single direct MR arthrography series in ABER position as accurate in detecting anteroinferior labroligamentous lesions as conventional MR arthography? Skeletal Radiol. 38(7):675-83, 2009
                          4. Herold T et al: Indirect MR arthrography of the shoulder: use of abduction and external rotation to detect full- and partial-thickness tears of the supraspinatus tendon. Radiology. 2006
                          5. Lee SY et al: Horizontal component of partial-thickness tears of rotator cuff: imaging characteristics and comparison of ABER view with oblique coronal view at MR arthrography initial results. Radiology. 224(2):470-6, 2002
                          6. Choi JA et al: Comparison between conventional MR arthrography and abduction and external rotation MR arthrography in revealing tears of the antero-inferior glenoid labrum. Korean J Radiol. 2(4):216-21, 2001
                          7. Kwak SM et al: Glenohumeral joint: comparison of shoulder positions at MR arthrography. Radiology. 208(2):375-80, 1998
                          8. Wintzell G et al: Indirect MR arthrography of anterior shoulder instability in the ABER and the apprehension test positions: a prospective comparative study of two different shoulder positions during MRI using intravenous gadodiamide contrast for enhancement of the joint fluid. Skeletal Radiol. 27(9):488-94, 1998
                          9. Cvitanic O et al: Using abduction and external rotation of the shoulder to increase the sensitivity of MR arthrography in revealing tears of the anterior glenoid labrum. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(3):837-44, 1997
                          10. Tirman PF et al: MR arthrographic depiction of tears of the rotator cuff: benefit of abduction and external rotation of the arm. Radiology. 192(3):851-6, 1994