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Can a MRI see a baker cyst ?

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In brief: Yes

A bakers cyst can easily been seen on an simple ultrasound.
Mri will give much more details regarding other structures and possible pathology of the need as well. If necessary the fluid in a bakers cyst can be aspirated with a needle under ultrasound, but there is a recurrence rate to be expected.

In brief: Yes

A bakers cyst can easily been seen on an simple ultrasound.
Mri will give much more details regarding other structures and possible pathology of the need as well. If necessary the fluid in a bakers cyst can be aspirated with a needle under ultrasound, but there is a recurrence rate to be expected.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology
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In brief: Yes

A bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee.
Mri is an accurate and sensitive technique for detecting a bakers cyst (see (*) in the attached image) and can also diagnose other disorders in the knee that can be associated with a bakers cyst such as a meniscal tear, joint effusion, or arthritis. Ultrasound is also frequently used to diagnose a bakers cyst.

In brief: Yes

A bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee.
Mri is an accurate and sensitive technique for detecting a bakers cyst (see (*) in the attached image) and can also diagnose other disorders in the knee that can be associated with a bakers cyst such as a meniscal tear, joint effusion, or arthritis. Ultrasound is also frequently used to diagnose a bakers cyst.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Dr. Timothy Mosher
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

But a much cheaper ultrasound will do.

In brief: Yes

But a much cheaper ultrasound will do.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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