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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal finding: this is a normal finding,Get a more detailed answer ›
Takes up tracer: Pet scans work by imaging a tracer that is a sugar analogue. Since tissue/cells that are more "metabolically active" take up more glucose tracer, we refer to that as "hypermetabolic". Diagnostically, this can mean a number of things and depends on the context. Inflammatory cells and malignant cells (cancer) are typically hypermetabolic. One would have to look at the context and medical history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does signal changes in the lateral and medial mensicus mean on an mri? What is a normal flexion of you knee suppose to be?
Hard to say: If increased meniscal signal extends to its surface it is likely a tear which may need surgery. 35% of middle aged to older people may have asymptomatic tears however. If the signal does not extend to the surface it is likely degeneration which is likely not clinically significant. I do not understand the second question. ...Read more
What is Heterogeneous marrow signal within the axial skeleton mean on an MRI of the right hip mean. I am a women age 60?
The radiologist's report on my knee's ultrasound says "few echogenic foci adjacent to medial and lateral menisci". What does/could this mean exactly?
Second opinion: Is a good idea. An ultrasound can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next month for reevaluation. The provided description is sufficiently vague as to encompass things as small as crystal deposits in the joint all the way up to fatty or gouty masses. They say pictures are worth a thousand words for a reason! ...Read more
Cysts: It is not uncommon to see lesions in various structures on an MRI of the lumbar spine, most commonly the kidneys and ovaries; they usually represent simple cysts. Because the MRI lumbar is not the test of choice to evauate the ovaries, it is usually recommended that a more appropriate followup test be done such as an ultrasound of the ovaries and followup with a gynecologist. ...Read more
What does artifact on the proton axial sequence suggesting a longitudinal split mean on a MRI? What does fluid in the subdeltoid and subacromial bursa
Possible tear: From your question it sounds like the images show something along the length of a tendon that could be from artifact or a tear. Fluid in the subdeltoid and subacromial bursa are secondary findings of a rotator cuff tendon tear. Rotator cuff tendon tear can happen in along the grain of the tendon (a longitudinal split) or across the grain of the tendon which shows up as a discontinuous tendon. ...Read more
Child had knee MRI and report said :small area of nonspecific enhancement in the marrow of the tibial epiphysis posteriorly what does this mean ?
What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.
Knee Medial Meniscus: This is a painful condition of a ligament that helps stabilize your knee. It signifies a tear or stretching of the ligament, that may be due to arthritis or trauma. Usually, laparoscopic surgery and repair is curative if "watchful waiting" is unsuccessful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign: Hemangiomas are a common finding in the vertebrae and are benign. They are collections of blood vessels with a very specific appearance on mri. It is only when they are very large and expand the vertebrae or weaken it that they can be a problem. This is very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when a MRI says hyper intense signal of the ACL mean? What does Anterior fusion of the ACL mean? Please help
Exam most important: Based on a thorough history of knee complaints, limitations, and history of injury, combined with thorough examination findings by a physician trained in musculoskeletal injury of the knee along with basic knee xrays, a diagnosis can be determined. The nonspecific MRI findings mentioned would be one other piece of information to determine any need for concern or plan of treatment. ...Read more
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