ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
The Efficacy of 0.2 Tesla Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner in the Diagnosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
1 Clinic of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Adana Health Practice and Research Center, Adana, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2019; 25: 104-108
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2019.18051
Key Words: Anterior cruciate ligament injury, bone contusion, open low-field magnetic resonance scanner
Abstract

 

Objective: The aim of the present study was to search the efficiency of low-field (0.2 Tesla) open magnetic resonance scannerin the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury.

 

Methods: In the present study, 102 patients (54 males and 48 females; mean age 38.1±14 years) were collected from 562 cases who were referred to the radiology department from the orthopedic clinic due to the preliminary diagnosis of meniscopathy and ligamentous pathology and who  had bone contusion on magnetic resonance imaging.

 

Results: Of the 102 patients, 87 (85.3%) had medial meniscus injury, 41 (40.2%) had lateral meniscus injury, 46 (45.1%) had anterior cruciate ligament injury, 9 (8.8%) had posterior cruciate ligament injury, and 93 (91.2%) had synovial fluid. Patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury were found to have 100% lateral compartment injury, 69% femoral lateral condyle contusion, and 76% tibial lateral plateau contusion.

 

Conclusion: It was concluded that the low-field (0.2 Tesla) open magnetic resonance scanner may be used efficiently to diagnose anterior cruciate ligament injury, as well as the pathological conditions in the knee.

 

How to cite: Koç AS. The Efficacy of 0.2 Tesla Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner in the Diagnosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Eur J Ther 2019; 25(2): 104-8.

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