Accuratezza della Risonanza Magnetica (0.5 T) nelle lesioni traumatiche del ginocchio. Ottantasette casi controllati.

Translated title of the contribution: Accuracy of magnetic resonance (0.5 T) in traumatic lesions of the knee. Controlled 87 cases

A. Vanzulli, C. Manzini, G. Villa, C. Bonato, F. Lanzi, A. Del Maschio

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Abstract

In this study the authors investigated the diagnostic accuracy of Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging as a method to recognise traumatic disorders of the knee; in particular its capability to identify meniscal and cruciate ligaments tears was examined. The results have been compared with those from arthroscopy and/or surgery, which were considered the gold standard of the study. Eighty-seven consecutive patients with suspected traumatic injury of the knee were prospectively studied. All patients underwent MR examination (0.5 Tesla magnet, gradient echo sequences, slices thickness = 5 mm) and, within 15 days/1 month, arthroscopy or surgery. The high diagnostic accuracy (internal meniscus = 87.5%; external meniscus = 88.5%; anterior cruciate ligament = 93.1%; posterior cruciate ligament = 96.5%) has confirmed the good diagnostic capabilities of MR in assessing traumatic lesions of the knee.

Translated title of the contributionAccuracy of magnetic resonance (0.5 T) in traumatic lesions of the knee. Controlled 87 cases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)585-591
Number of pages7
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume83
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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