Joints, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of

A radiologic evaluation of the joint typically begins with a series of radiographs to look for fractures, dislocation, or signs of degeneration. Other techniques such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide more information regarding the internal structures that make up the joint, such as soft tissues, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Of these modalities, MRI is considered the gold standard and has most profoundly affected the practice of orthopedic surgeons.

In 2008 and 2009, arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder was the most frequently performed ...

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