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Table 1 MRI scoring template for supraspinatus tendonosis and partial thickness tears

From: Reliability of a 3 T MRI protocol for objective grading of supraspinatus tendonosis and partial thickness tears

Domain Score = 0 Score = 1 Score = 2 Score = 3 Score = 4
Tendonosis Normal tendon: uniform low signal on pd and t2 weighted images Focal tendonosis: increased signal on pd images or increased signal on t2 weighted images (not fluid signal) extending not more than 10 mm in any dimension Generalized tendonosis: increased signal on pd or t2 weighted images (but not fluid signal) extending more than 10 mm in any dimension N/A N/A
Tear thickness No tear < 25% tendon thickness 25% to < 50% tendon thickness 50% to <100% tendon thickness Full thickness
AP tear size in mm No tear < 5 5 10  > 10 N/A
Total 0–9