Corpus ID: 25136470

MR in the study of knee cartilage pathologies: influence of location and grade on the effectiveness of the method.

@article{Macarini2003MRIT,
  title={MR in the study of knee cartilage pathologies: influence of location and grade on the effectiveness of the method.},
  author={L. Macarini and Mario Murrone and S. Marini and M. Mariano and N. Zaccheo and B. Moretti},
  journal={La Radiologia medica},
  year={2003},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={
          296-307
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic effectiveness of magnetic resonance (MR) in knee cartilage pathologies of different regions and grades with the aim of establishing the role of MR in treatment choice. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 90 patients who underwent MR and arthroscopy of the knee. To classify cartilage lesions we used a simplified grading system that correlates MR to arthroscopic reports and divides lesions into low and high grades. The MR examinations were performed with a 1.5 T… Expand