MRI of the knee revelations

Dr Doron Sher MBBS, MBiomedE, FRACS (Ortho)
Orthopaedic surgeon, Orthosports

MRI scanning is an imaging modality that provides detailed images of the knee. It is very good for looking at the soft tissues of the knee but is not always the most appropriate imaging technique. It is currently rare to operate on a knee which is not obviously arthritic without first obtaining a MRI scan.

Technical aspects

MRI does not use ionising radiation but uses powerful magnets to affect