Value of sagittal fat-suppressed proton-density fast-spin-echo of the knee joint as a limited protocol in evaluating internal knee derangements
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sagittal FS PD-FSE is comparable to our regular MR protocol in assessing internal knee derangement with an overall agreement of at least 93% on all sites except cartilage. It was also comparable to arthroscopy in assessing the cruciate ligaments and menisci, but had a low specificity for cartilaginous derangements. It can replace our 3 sagittal series comprising T1- and T2-weighted and proton-density-spin-echo sequences, hence saving time and cost.