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Table 4 Accuracy of MSK-DUSI for detecting soft-tissue pathology of the shoulder

From: The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature

Target Condition Study Reference Standard Sensitivity Specificity LR+ LR-
  Systematic Review      
RC FTT Lenza 2013 [65] Arthroscopy or open surgery 0.92 0.93 13.1 0.09
  Smith 2011 [66] Arthroscopy or open surgery 0.96 0.93 13.7 0.04
  Ottenheijm 2010 [67] Arthroscopy or MRI 0.95 0.96 23.8 0.05
  Kelly 2009 [64] MRI 0.87 0.96 21.8 0.14
  de Jesus 2009 [63] Arthroscopy or open surgery 0.92 0.94 16.5 0.08
  Diagnostic Study      
  Alavekios 2013 [68] MRI 0.95 0.90 9.50 0.06
  Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.91 0.91 10.1 0.10
  Murphey 2013 [49] Arthroscopy 0.90 0.97 30.0 0.10
  Ok 2013 [70] Arthroscopy 0.80 0.86 5.71 0.23
  Systematic Review      
RC PTT Lenza 2013 [65] Arthroscopy or open surgery 0.52 0.93 7.43 0.52
  Smith 2011 [66] Arthroscopy or open surgery 0.84 0.89 7.64 0.18
  Ottenheijm 2010 [67] Arthroscopy or MRI 0.72 0.93 10.3 0.30
  Kelly 2009 [64] MRI 0.67 0.94 11.2 0.35
  de Jesus 2009 [63] Arthroscopy or open surgery 0.67 0.94 11.2 0.35
  Diagnostic Study      
  Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.71 0.98 35.5 0.30
  Ok 2013 [70] Arthroscopy 0.46 0.75 1.84 0.72
  Systematic Review      
Bursitis Ottenheijm 2010 [67] Arthroscopy or MRI 0.79–0.81 0.94–0.98 12.8–41.5 0.20–0.22
  Diagnostic Study      
  Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.96 0.90 9.60 0.04
  Systematic Review      
CT Ottenheijm 2010 [67] Arthroscopy or MRI 1.00 0.85–0.98 6.5–51.8 0.02–0.06
  Systematic Review      
RCT Ottenheijm 2010 [67] Arthroscopy or MRI 0.67–0.93 0.88–1.00 5.73–41.5 0.07–0.38
  Diagnostic Study      
  Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.89 0.96 22.3 0.12
RC atrophy Khoury 2008 [72] MRI 0.84 1.00 - 0.16
  Strobel 2005 [75] MRI 0.78 0.81 4.11 0.27
Subacromial impingement Read 1998 [73] Clinical Diagnosis 0.97 0.63 2.62 0.05
LHB       
 Full rupture Armstrong 2006 [71] Arthroscopy 1.00 1.00 - -
  Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.86 0.98 43.0 0.14
  Read 1998 [73] Arthroscopy 0.75 1.00 - 0.25
  Skendzel 2011 [74] Arthroscopy 0.88 0.98 44.0 0.12
 Dislocation Armstrong 2006 [71] Arthroscopy 0.96 1.00 - 0.04
  Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.86 0.98 43.0 0.14
  Read 1998 [73] Arthroscopy 1.00 1.00 - -
 Tendinitis Le Corroller 2008 [69] MRA 0.86 0.98 43.0 0.14
  Read 1998 [73] Arthroscopy 1.00 1.00 - -
  1. MRA magnetic resonance arthrography; RC rotator cuff; FTT full tendon tear; PTT partial tendon tear; CT calcific tendonitis; RCT rotator cuff tendinopathy (includes tendinosis and tendinitis); LHB long head of the biceps tendon