Specialised coils are applied to the joint being imaged to improve the signal to noise ratio and image quality.
Typical joints evaluated are the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
Bone bruising and injury to the cartilage is well demonstrated. Injury to ligaments, tendons and the menisci of the knee are best assessed by this modality. Blood/fluid in the joint is easily seen.
Evaluation of soft tissue tumours and infections. Contrast may be used at the discretion of the Radiologist.