Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz B. Slmn / F / 43 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzgli.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Knee Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain and swelling over the left knee joint following a fall 8 days back.
M.R.I of the left knee joint was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted, proton and GRASS sagittal images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted coronal images.
5 mm thick GRASS axial images.
There is a horizontally oriented, hyperintense signal on all the pulse sequences within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, extending upto the inferior articular margin which would represent a meniscal tear (Grade III meniscal signal).
The anterior horns of the lateral and medial menisci and the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus reveal normal configuration and signal characteristics.
Cruciate Ligaments :
The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments show normal contour and signal characteristics.
Collateral Ligaments and the Patellar Tendon :
The medial and lateral collateral ligaments and the patellar tendon are normal.
Hoffas Fat Pad :
The Hoffas fat pad is normal.
Articular cartilage and bones :
The articular cartilage overlying the patella, tibia and femur appears normal.
Ill-defined, hyperintense signal on the GRASS and STIR images in the metaphysis of the proximal left tibia may represent marrow inhomogeneity rather than bone bruise.
Minimal fluid is seen in the left knee joint.
1. A horizontally oriented hyperintense signal within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus extending upto the inferior articular margin would represent a horizontal
2. Minimal fluid in the left knee joint.