Accuracy of 3-T MRI using fast spin-echo technique to detect meniscal tears of the knee

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Jul;187(1):221-5. doi: 10.2214/AJR.05.0419.


Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the fast spin-echo technique in detecting meniscal tears of the knee using a 3-T MRI system.

Conclusion: We concluded from this study that 3-T MRI using fast spin-echo sequences is highly accurate in the detection of medial and lateral meniscal tears of the knee.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthroscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Knee Injuries / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
  • Male
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries*