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When do you need an MRI for knee pain?

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If you have pain, weakness, or swelling around your knee, you may need a knee MRI. This test can help your doctor see what might be causing your symptoms.

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It’s a type of scan that uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body.

From: What to Expect During a Knee MRI WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

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