An MRI examination allows bones and joints to be mapped with millimetre precision.
It is true that clear images of bony structures can be obtained with X-ray or CT examinations. However, computed tomography does not allow detailed statements to be made about the cartilage lining in the joints or the ligamentous structures.
MRI can provide accurate information about the nature and thickness of the cartilage. It also allows for the recognition of inflammatory changes in the bone, e.g. after fractures or in diabetic foot syndrome and inflammations of muscle tissue and of tendons.
MRI examinations are very often performed to visualize the knee joint, when there is a suspicion of tears in /damage to the menisci and the ligamentous structures or the shoulder joint. They are also suitable for detecting tumours in bones and soft tissue and measuring their size and expansion.
An MRI examination allows bones and joints to be mapped with millimetre precision. It can among other things also provide accurate information about the nature and thickness of the cartilage.