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Reading an mri of the knee

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Talk to Dr: You should discuss the MRI results with your clinical dr and have the results placed in clinical perspective.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Depends: Sometimes the radiologist and sometimes the orthopedic surgeon. Your best bet is to have the MRI interpreted by a radiologist trained in musculoskelet... Read More
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients... Read More
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Depends: A well trained radiologist, preferably with a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology, will have the edge over an orthopedic surgeon, especially for u... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Generally: a routine knee MRI is done without contrast. In certain specific instances, however, contrast may be utilized, depending on what exactly the clinicia... Read More
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Without: Contrast is not needed for an area like this that is not vascular.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 40 years experience
No contrast usually: Contrast is not usually given for an MRI of the knee. Many times, the knee has an effusion, which acts as a natural contrast agent for MRI. In compl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends... : It all depends on exactly what part of the knee suffered the tear( ligament, meniscus) and to what extent. If it is not severe it is usually treated w... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 43 years experience
45 minutes : The average time is about 30-40 minutes. But any motion will degrade the images and may make them unreadable
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
MRI sees more: MRI can look into bones, that arthroscopy cannot. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk pr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Radiologist: A radiologist skilled in interpreting mri's of the knee can answer this question best. We primary care physicians usually sit down with the radiologis... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly ru... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Root avulsion: The meniscii are attached to bone (tibia) at two spots. If the posterior insertion becomes disrupted, the meniscus root is said to avulsed. This reall... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Consider surgery: You may have to consider surgery. A displaced meniscal tear cincase pain and the clicking you are desribing. Depending on the location of the tear,... Read More