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what does hypointense mean on an mri scan of the knee

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Need context: "hypointense" means "dark" signal on either t1 (more likely) or t2 weighted sequences. These mean different things, and thus more info is needed. Y ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bone/cartilage shift: Osteochondritis dessicans refers to a condition in which a piece of cartilage and a small piece of bone have come detached. It is common in the knee. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thys Geldenhuys
Specializes in General Practice
Orthopedic : Best is to be examined by your local orthopedic surgeon that specializes in knee surgery. They can suggest if you need to do an MRI.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moji Ariyo
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee problems: You did not mention if pain or not. You should follow up with an orthopedist but if you already have and nothing was offered, go see a physical ther ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Silvers
25 years experience Podiatry
Contact: I would advise that you get a copy of the radiology MRI report and then call the Radiologist and ask him/her to explain the report to you. Many physi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: It depends if it impairs your function or not. If not, do nothing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: Yes.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not usually: MRI usually can't tell the age of a scar.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not really: The MRI is very good at saying it's torn. As with many things, not when it occurred.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Yes.: Knee prostheses are not a contraindication to MRI - however, the study will be very limited if trying to look at the knee with the prothesis because t ... Read More
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