Your Guide to Sports
Hernias and the Medical
Treatment of Sports
Hernias by
William Brown, MD

MRI Imaging

The best single test to evaluate for athletic pubalgia is an MRI with the athletic pubalgia protocol. If your doctor is unfamiliar with the protocol, below is a link to an article discussing how to do the MRI and how to interpret the images. On page 9 the MRI settings are listed.

You may print the article and give to your radiologist:


2 Responses to “MRI Imaging”

  • LeRoy Leal:

    I have a Torn rectus muscle form the pubic bone or pubic tubercle. Can you help me Dr. Brown?

    • William Brown, MD:

      Dear LeRoy
      I need more information. Send me a copy of the reports from all recent imaging tests (MRI, CT, Xray). Send me a copy of the notes from the doctors that you have seen. Give me a more detailed history of your injury. Take a picture of yourself with a mark on the skin that identifies the site(s) of your pain. I will review the information and then if you give me your contact information I will call you.
      Bill Brown MD