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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
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
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
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. Don't know what's wrong?
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
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
Can patients whose artificial knee is comprised of oxinium safely undergo an MRI scan or is there an alternative?
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
My knee been locking, and clicking last 7 weeks had MRI scan and xrays done and the orthopaedic says nothing wrong but my knee still locking and red.
Knee locking: Obviously there is something wrong. Perhaps you need to get a second opinion or see your regular doctor. ...Read more
I have had an MRI scan following pain in both knees which started 7 months ago. Scan showed deep infrapatella bursitis knees. Any advice on treatment?
Infrapatellar Bursitis is usually treated with1Physical Therapy2Corticosteroid Injections in the bursa3Anti Inflammatory meds or oral steroids 4 Surgery as last resort.
Treatment depends on the cause of the bursitis, age of the patient and any co existing condition like Diabetes or osteoarthritis.So discuss what you need from your Orthopedic Doctor ...Read more
My left knee does not bend, it has been a yr and also it gets stiff only but doesn't pain. I have tried physio and accupunture and MRI scan is normal?
Second opinion: I recommend that you see a doctor for another evaluation. If you are not satisfied, seek an evaluation from another doctor. Don't give up, your knee is important! Good luck. ...Read more
I had MRI scan of knee 2days back. But while getting scan, I mistakely starred at laser emitting port on MRI machinefor 10sec. No vision changes any harm?
Doubtful: Very low dose and short exposure by your history. ...Read more
I have just had results back from MRI scan and they say I have a bucket handle tear in my right knee how long before I can play football again?
I have been advisedthat I have a lipoma behind my knee following an MRI scan. I have now noti ced another lump on other leg. Is it common to have more?
Multiple lipomatosis: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant condition in which patients develop multiple lipomas. Affected individuals will pass it on to 50% of their children. It has variable penetrance, so the size and number of lipomas may vary. Surgery to remove any growing or symptomatic lipomas is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?
Leg tumor: To make sure the whole tumor is removed & there is no residual lesions. ...Read more
I have a metal plate in my leg, and need an mri scan of my low back. Will the metal plate prevent me from getting the mri?
Last 2to 3 months I have pain and swelling on my left leg right most finger and surroundings. I done even MRI scan as doctor advised. Still no change?
I am polio afflicted. 43 yr old female rt leg is affected, recent MRI scan show atrophy of paravertebral muscles, is it normal in polio pt?
Post polio syndrome:
Atrophy, pain and weakness affecting muscles can occur after a course of polio. The problem is other things can cause these symptoms too, and it is difficult to distinguish them.
Sometimes in polio muscles are reorganized without a change in strength. ...Read more
I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?
Stroke or MS: Sudden weakness & numbness is worrisome for stroke. Think fast: face, arms, speech & time. Obviously someone didn't think that you're having a stroke. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind in young caucasian females especially those living in northern latitudes. But the best person to answer your question is the doc who ordered the test! Ask him/her what s/he hoped to find. ...Read more
MRI scan shows posterior disc protusion at L5 S1 level after medication/ rest it is fine very litle pain now at lower back/Leg. Doc says surgery?
Hello sir, recently my aunt had a MRI scan, Kindly explain me what it means - mild cerebral diffused parenchymal volume low?
Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific finding and is related to a number of different factors, from age to genetics. ...Read more
Depends.: Assuming that the study was done with contrast and included the orbits, the absence of a certain type of lesion indicates that the neuritis is less likely to be due to multiple sclerosis. It is possible that the other findings of ms have not developed yet also. Overall, it is better to have a normal MRI scan than an abnormal one. ...Read more
I had an MRI scan on my neck and I was diagnosed with a cyst in a nerve in my neck. What does this mean?
Does a prominent cistern magna on MRI scan mean anything bad? Does this cause memory problems or affect intelligence?
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