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What does "hypointense" mean on an MRI scan of the knee?

What does "hypointense" mean on an MRI scan of the knee?

MRI Description: Structures seen on MRI can be described as being hypointense. They mean a hypointense signal, where an area of darkness in the image is hypointense, and a bright area is hyperintense, with the middle as isointense. The meaning varies depending on the sequences or technique used to scan, so the description is relative. For example: water is hypointense in certain images and hyper in others. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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What does osteochondritis dissecans mean in the knee? What does hypointense mean on an MRI scan of the knee? Can you tibia slip out of place?

What does osteochondritis dissecans mean in the knee? What does hypointense mean on an MRI scan of the knee?  Can you tibia slip out of place?

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. If the piece does not move much it may not hurt. However, it is common for it to get "stick" in the knee joint and may need surgery. Hypointense means loss of bone density which is not normal. The tibia can slip out of place somewhat. ...Read more

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I am 23 and i can not straighten my knee its been a yr now and the doctors referred me to a MRI scan.The results showed nothing. Dont know what's wrong?

I am 23 and i can not straighten my knee its been a yr now and the doctors referred me to a MRI scan.The results showed nothing. Dont know what's wrong?

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 therapist ( physiotherapist) who may be able to assist you in getting back the flexibility in your knee. ...Read more

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How to interpret my right knee MRI scan?

How to interpret my right knee MRI scan?

Only with training: Your MRI should be interpreted by a physician who has experience in MRI. You should not be tempted to interpret your own study, as some abnormalities are important clinically, and some are not. ...Read more

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Treatment for a syst in knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for a syst in knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Some other cause: A cyst around the knee is usually a manifestation of an underlying problem in the joint or cartilages. An orthopedic surgeon is commonly consulted for knee problems and you primary care dr. Can decide if you need a referral. ...Read more

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Can patients with an artificial knee safely undergo an MRI scan?

Can patients with an artificial knee  safely undergo an MRI scan?

Yes: With today's materials, a patient with a knee replacement can have MRI studies of any area of the body. However, an MRI of the same knee will create artifacts and distortion, limiting the evaluation. Unfortunately, you do not know if the MRI will give you enough information to treat a patient with a knee replacement until you try it and see. ...Read more

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Can the age of a damaged ACL in the knee be determined by a MRI scan.

Can the age of a damaged ACL in the knee be determined by a MRI scan.

Not really: The MRI is very good at saying it's torn. As with many things, not when it occurred. ...Read more

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Can patients whose artificial knee is comprised of oxinium safely undergo an MRI scan or is there an alternative?

Yes : The worry about mris and metal implants has to do with magnetic metals (ferromagnetic). Total and partial knee implants are made of cobalt chrome, titanium, oxinium ( oxidized zirconium), and polyethylene plastic. These are not iron containing magnetically charged implants so they are all safe in an mri. Pacemakers and defribulators, aneurysm clips can not go in mris. ...Read more

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