Three-tesla MR imaging of the knee

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2007 Feb;15(1):125-32. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2007.02.005.


Three-tesla MR imaging of the knee allows for fast, accurate high-resolution imaging. Three-tesla MR imaging is highly accurate in detection of meniscal tears. This detection aids referring physicians, because if a meniscal tear is not seen on three-tesla MR imaging, it is highly unlikely to be present. High field imaging allows for three-dimensional imaging of the knee. Referring doctors have found this "virtual arthroscopy" to be useful in presurgical planning.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Humans
  • Knee / anatomy & histology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards