We offer space for our physicians to learn about the different diagnostic tests performed in our Unit.
Arthroscopic magnetic resonance is a mini-invasive imaging method with minimal discomfort in which under fluoroscopic control and a previous aseptic technique, a thin intra-articular needle is used to deposit sterile saline and minimal paramagnetic contrast to distend the joint capsule and get magnetic resonance cuts in high resolution thereby generating clear interfaces between intra-articular tissues, and achieve the highest sensitivity and specificity.
Situations in which the clinician requires more detailed information than conventional MRI images, some examples are:
Arthroscopic resonance is rarely needed for the knee. Some orthopedic surgeons have requested this study in cases of post meniscus surgery where there is no clear assessment in accordance with the time of evolution and if granulated tissue or ruptures are present.
This study does not require any preparation.
In the MRI unit we have made, from 2007 to date, nearly 300 arthroscopic resonance studies with excellent results and no complications.
Currently, between 2-5 studies are conducted weekly. We are one of the few MRI units in the country that use this method and are considered the most experienced health institution.
To date, in our unit, we have had no reports of complications, however, reports show a very low probability of infection.
Conventional MRI. In this example we can see the benefits of intra-articular fluid in an intra-articular assessment.
Arthroscopic resonance of shoulder injuries SLAP and PASTA
Sequential Cartigram FSE T2 ACL Rupture