resonance imaging) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio
wave energy to make pictures of the organs and structures inside the body. An
MRI can give your doctor information about
your knee, the bones around it, and the tissues around it, such as
cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
When you have an MRI, you lie on a table and
the table moves into the MRI machine.
An MRI of the knee
can help find problems such as damage to the ligaments and cartilage around the knee. The MRI
also can look for the cause of unexplained knee
pain or the knee giving out for no reason.
Talk to your doctor about all your health
conditions before the test. For example, tell your doctor if:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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