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Can someone read an MRI & xray report for a knee injury?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes they could
All orthopedic surgeos are trained to read both MRI and x-ray.

In brief: Yes they could
All orthopedic surgeos are trained to read both MRI and x-ray.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Martin Raff
Many orthopedists are better than some radiologists at reading and interpreting bone and joint imaging studies, and at the same time evaluating the potential need for treatment.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but...
MRI scans and some x-rays are complicated, and you should not attempt to read by yourself without years of experience.
Ask your Doctor for a referral, or look for an experience Radiologist for an opinion concerning your MRI and x-rays. There are many abnormalities which can be seen with MRI; some are important, while others are not. For more information, google "DRNefcy.com" and click on advice.

In brief: Yes, but...
MRI scans and some x-rays are complicated, and you should not attempt to read by yourself without years of experience.
Ask your Doctor for a referral, or look for an experience Radiologist for an opinion concerning your MRI and x-rays. There are many abnormalities which can be seen with MRI; some are important, while others are not. For more information, google "DRNefcy.com" and click on advice.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. John McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A radiologist and an orthopaedic surgeon are both well trained to read an x-ray and MRI of a knee.

In brief: Yes
A radiologist and an orthopaedic surgeon are both well trained to read an x-ray and MRI of a knee.
Dr. John McDonald
Dr. John McDonald
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Dr. Agam Shah
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A radiologist
Generally, there is a physician (usually a radiologist) that provides a written interpretation of all imaging tests i.
e. The report. You may request the report from the ordering physician or the imaging center.

In brief: A radiologist
Generally, there is a physician (usually a radiologist) that provides a written interpretation of all imaging tests i.
e. The report. You may request the report from the ordering physician or the imaging center.
Dr. Agam Shah
Dr. Agam Shah
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
You can request your reports.

In brief: Yes
You can request your reports.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
In brief: Yes
In most cases, radiologists interpret MRI and xray performed at their hospital.
Those performed in orthopedic offices may be interpreted by the orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Yes
In most cases, radiologists interpret MRI and xray performed at their hospital.
Those performed in orthopedic offices may be interpreted by the orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Tricky business
If you have a knee injury with x-rays and a mri, it is best that a qualified specialist evaluate the imaging studies in the context of an appropriate history and physical.
These imaging modalities often have findings that are difficult to put in context without the history and physical. Focusing on imaging findings only is a set-up for inappropriate care.

In brief: Tricky business
If you have a knee injury with x-rays and a mri, it is best that a qualified specialist evaluate the imaging studies in the context of an appropriate history and physical.
These imaging modalities often have findings that are difficult to put in context without the history and physical. Focusing on imaging findings only is a set-up for inappropriate care.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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