MR Imaging of the Knee: Incidental Osseous Lesions

Mark J. Kransdorf, Jeffrey J. Peterson, Laura W. Bancroft

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The knee joint remains the articulation most frequently assessed by MR imaging, and osseous tumor and tumor-like lesions are not uncommon incidental imaging findings. This article reviews the most commonly encountered incidental lesions, emphasizing the characteristic MR imaging features. It is intended not as a complete review of the imaging findings associated with these lesions but as a summary, highlighting the MR imaging features that are most useful in suggesting a specific diagnosis. The authors organize incidental lesions into the following broad categories: cartilaginous, fibro-osseous, and degenerative. They do not address those lesions that are typically symptomatic and, as a result, likely to be directly related to the patients' clinical presentation and subsequent imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)943-954
Number of pages12
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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