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Can a ligament tear be noticed in an x-ray, or is an MRI scan necessary?
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: MRI much much better
Radiographs can sometimes show subtle abnormalities, or the presence of a chronic care which is calcified.
However, MRI is outstanding in imaging soft tissue including the tendons and ligaments and is by far the preferred method for imaging soft tissue injuries and joints.

In brief: MRI much much better
Radiographs can sometimes show subtle abnormalities, or the presence of a chronic care which is calcified.
However, MRI is outstanding in imaging soft tissue including the tendons and ligaments and is by far the preferred method for imaging soft tissue injuries and joints.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Although
There are subtle xray findings that would demonstrate a ligament tear, MRI is the study of choice to accurately evaluate this.

In brief: Although
There are subtle xray findings that would demonstrate a ligament tear, MRI is the study of choice to accurately evaluate this.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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