Musculoskeletal MRI at Sky Ridge Medical Center
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Common Uses of a Musculoskeletal MRI
- MR imaging is usually the best choice for examining the:
- Body's major joints.
- Spine for disk disease.
- Soft tissues of the extremities (muscles and bones).
MR imaging is typically performed to diagnose or evaluate:
- Degenerative joint disorders such as arthritis and Meniscus tears (knee) or labral tears (shoulder and hip).
- fractures (in selected patients).
- Joint abnormalities due to trauma (such as tears of ligaments and tendons).
- Spinal disk abnormalities (such as a herniated disk).
- the integrity of the spinal cord after trauma.
- sports-related injuries and work-related disorders caused by repeated strain, vibration or forceful impact.
- Infections (such as osteomyelitis).
- Tumors (primary tumors and metastases) involving bones and joints.
- Pain, swelling or bleeding in the tissues in and around the joints and extremities.