Knee MRI Scan in Paris

Knee MRI in Paris

What is a knee MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has revolutionized medical diagnostics, offering detailed insights into various bodily structures. In Paris, Knee MRI Exam is a common procedure for diagnosing knee-related issues. A knee MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a non-invasive imaging technique that utilizes powerful magnets and radio waves to generate detailed images of the structures within the knee joint. Unlike X-rays, which use radiation, MRI scans provide a clear view of soft tissues like ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles.

Why the exam is performed?

The most common causes of pain knee are related to aging, injury or repeated stress on the knee. In addition, the most common knee problems are ligament sprains or strains, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.

Does my knee pain require an MRI?

Diagnosing a knee injury or problem involves a medical examination. In general, the use of one or more diagnostic procedures such as a Knee MRI, a knee X-ray or a knee CT scan.

I have tendonitis. Should I have an MRI?

A tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon. The most common are: knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and Achilles tendon. If your knee tendonitis is constant (pain persisting for more than two months despite treatment), it would be ideal to consult a doctor. In this case, an MRI scan may be prescribed. An MRI will enable us to assess not only the damage to the tendon in question, but also the condition of the bone and joint near the injured tendon.

I'm worried about my knee sprain. Should I have an MRI?

A knee sprain, i.e. damage to the ligaments that keep the knee joint stable following trauma, can be benign. On the other hand, some sprains are serious. In order to determine the type of sprain and its severity, it is essential to know the mechanism of injury. An X-ray will help to rule out the existence of a joint displacement or fracture. An MRI scan may be requested to complete the diagnosis.

When should I have a knee MRI?

Your doctor may order an MRI if he or she suspects an abnormality in your knee joint. This exam allows your doctor to visualize the anatomy of your knee to determine the possible cause of your pain, inflammation or weakness, without having to resort to surgery.


What is Magnetic Resonance Arthrography (MRA)?

Magnetic resonance arthrogram is a special form of MRI. It involves injecting a contrast medium into the joint, so that the radiologist can better observe the knee's structures. This examination involves taking images after injecting a gadolinium-based contrast medium and an iodinated contrast medium into the joint.


Knee MRI appointment

Make an appointment for a knee MRI at one of our centers:

MRI Bachaumont 75002

IRM Pôle Santé Bergère 75009

MRI Blomet 75015

What pathologies can be diagnosed with MRI of the knee?

The examination is generally performed to diagnose or evaluate : knee pain, weakness, swelling or bleeding of tissues in and around the joint

  • Cartilage, meniscus, ligaments or damaged tendons.
  • Sports-related knee injuries, such as sprains and tears of ligaments, cartilage or tendons.
  • Bone fractures that may not be visible on X-rays and other imaging tests.
  • Damage caused by arthritis Accumulation of fluid in the knee joint.
  • Infections (such as osteomyelitis).
  • Tumors (primary tumors and metastases) affecting bones and joints.
  • Sensation that your knee is giving way at the joint.
  • Reduced movement of the knee joint.
  • Injury or pain to the kneecap.
  • Complications related to implanted surgical devices.
  • Pain or trauma after knee surgery.

Is MRI of the knee dangerous?

MRI is the least risky examination. Unlike X-rays, MRI does not use radiation. It is considered a safer alternative for everyone, especially children and pregnant women. However, in the case of joints such as the knee and shoulder, the basic examination may not be suitable for finding the disease you are looking for. Your doctor may also prescribe a magnetic resonance arthrography.

How long does a knee MRI scan last?

MRI takes between 20 and 45 minutes. The examination is carried out by a radiology technician, under the supervision of a radiologist (who analyzes the images).