MRI of the Acute Injured Knee

Rolf W. Huegli1, Phillip F.J. Tirman2

1 University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 2 National Orthopaedic Imaging Associates, Greenbrae, California
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A23.1
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia2301s03
Online Posting Date:  February, 2002
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a mainstay in the assessment of internal derangement of the knee. MRI prior to surgery increases diagnostic confidence. It also influences clinical practice by identifying alternative diagnoses, e.g., for an osteochondral injury that clinically may mimic meniscal tears, different surgical approaches exist for many cases. This unit presents the standard protocol for imaging injured knees in a clinical setting. The parameters given in this unit are derived from a 1.5 T machine and may need to be altered slightly depending on the main magnetic field strength and the equipment manufacturer.

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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Imaging the Knee
  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
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Literature Cited

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