A 20-year-old male asked:
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reading an mri arthrogram of a knee, will the radiologist focus mostly on the parts of knee that the contrast highlights, or will he go over all the compartments of the knee that he would for a regular mri? only info given to radiologist- “knee pain“

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The radiologist will review and comment on the entire knee area including bone, cartilage, ligaments, meniscus and soft tissues
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
See it all: The radiologist will examine all parts of the knee (or at least they should). The knee is a big continuous space on the inside. Contrast paints the inner surface and helps highlight more subtle injuries. When reading an MRI, attention is paid to all the anatomy, not just the areas of pain or interest.
Answered on Mar 20, 2018

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MRI: I'd recommend the MRI alone as it's noninvasive,uses no dye, and gives a good image of the internal structures of the knee joint.
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