Upstate Carolina Radiology

Musculoskeletal MRI

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A Musculoskeletal (MSK) MRI is specialized in obtaining images of your bones, joints and muscles. This is a valuable medical exam that uses magnetic fields and radio frequencies to generate detailed anatomical images. MRI scans have been performed safely and successfully for over twenty years. MRI exams are performed when people are ill or injured, or when a doctor suspects a medical problem that cannot be detected easily with a routine physical examination. MSK MRIs are often ordered by a general practitioner or an orthopedist for further diagnoses.

Most Common Uses of the Musculoskeletal MRI

  • fractures
  • disk abnormalities of the spine
  • trauma related injuries to the spine
  • degenerative joint disorders that could be associated with arthritis or meniscus tears.
  • sports-related or work-related injuries
  • tumors involving the bones and joints
  • pain, bleeding or swelling around the joints and bones or in within tissue

MRI Examples

Shoulder MRI

Ankle MRIs
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Hip MRIs

Knee MRIs

Elbow MRIs

Wrist MRIs