RMN Genunchi is an important tool for diagnosing knee pain, swelling, or other signs of injury. An MRI provides images of the knee that can reveal details about structures in the knee that are not seen as well with X-ray or CT scans. In some cases, MRI may be used to evaluate the severity of a knee injury or to determine whether surgery is needed.
An MRI is a noninvasive test that does not expose you to radiation. It’s also painless. However, the procedure can be uncomfortable because you will lie on a moveable table for 30-60 minutes while the MRI machine is taking pictures. The technician will let you know when it is time to hold still and may use pillows or straps to help you stay comfortable.
Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Role of MRI in Knee Imaging
The MRI scan will produce images of the knee, and your doctor will review the results to see if they can help explain your symptoms. Your doctor can then discuss the findings with you and decide on a treatment plan.
In some cases, your doctor may want to perform an MRI with contrast. This is called an MRI arthrogram, and it involves injecting a dye into the knee joint space. The injection will feel like a pinprick, and you may feel a brief flushing sensation.
It is important to remain very still during the exam, and you will be able to communicate with the technologist through an intercom system throughout the procedure. If you are anxious, confused, or in severe pain, you may find it difficult to lie still.