Sometimes your MRI test results may be different than those from
X-ray tests because the MRI scan is more
In some people, a knee MRI has given enough information about the
knee joint that those people do not need an
arthroscopy. For more information, see the topic
Contrast material put
directly in the knee (arthrogram) may be done in people who cannot have an MRI
or where MRI is not available. An arthrogram may also be done in people with
total knee joint replacements to check for loose parts. For more information,
see the topic
Open MRI machines are now made
so that the magnet does not completely surround you. Open MRI is useful for
people who are claustrophobic or obese. But these machines are not available
everywhere. Also, these machines may not be able to do all the studies needed
to check for problems.
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