Diagnostic Accuracy of 0.2 Tesla Open MR Imaging Unit in Detecting Meniscal Tears: Correlation with Arthroscopy
More details
Hide details
Selcuk University, Selcuklu Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology Konya, Turkey
Dumlupinar University, Medical Faculty, Kütahya, Turkey
Publication date: 2011-01-11
Corresponding author
Mustafa Koplay   

Selcuk University, Selcuklu Medical Faculty Department of Radiology, 42100 Konya, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2011;8(1):31-35
Aim: In the assessment of meniscal tears, diagnostic accuracy of 0.2 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was investigated and compared with arthroscopy as standard of reference. Method: 340 patients suspected with meniscal tears were examined by 0.2 Tesla open MRI unit. 47 of the patients underwent arthroscopy. The arthroscopy results were compared with interpretations of MRI retrospectively. Result: In detecting meniscal tears with 0.2 T MRI, sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy were 90%, 88,2%, 89,4% for medial meniscal tears and 91%, 91,6%, 91,5% for lateral meniscal tears, respectively. Conclusion: O.2 T MRI is effective in detecting meniscal tears and can be safely use in detecting the meniscal pathologies.
Journals System - logo
Scroll to top