Correlation of Ultrasound with MRI for the Evaluation of Meniscal Tears

Correlation of Ultrasound with MRI for the Evaluation of Meniscal Tears

  • Suresh A Associate professor, Radiology department, Vydehi institute of medical sciences and Research centre, Bangalore, India.
  • Aishwarya Shetty Post Graduate, Radiology department, Vydehi institute of medical sciences and Research centre, Bangalore, India.
  • Prachi Kala Professor and Head of Department, Radiology department, Vydehi institute of medical sciences and Research centre, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

Background: Objective: To see the diagnostic value along with the sensitivity and specificity values of ultrasound in comparison to MRI for the evaluation of meniscal tears. Subjects and Methods: The study examined 70 patients who presented with history of trauma and suspected injury to the menisci. Patients were examined initially with ultrasound followed by non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with MRI used as a reference standard. Results: A total of 52 medial meniscal tears were detected on MRI out of which 42 cases were detected correctly on ultrasound giving a specificity of 80.8%; likewise, a total of 51 patients were detected with lateral meniscal tears on MRI out of which 38 cases were detected correctly on ultrasound giving a specificity of 74.5%. Conclusion: Ultrasound is a reliable imaging modality in identifying medial and lateral meniscal tears.

Published
2019-01-15
How to Cite
A, S., Shetty, A., & Kala, P. (2019). Correlation of Ultrasound with MRI for the Evaluation of Meniscal Tears. Asian Journal of Medical Radiological Research, 6(2), 23-26. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmrr/article/view/409