MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses powerful magnetic fields to let your physician see the inside of your joint without making a surgical incision. A highly advanced MR scanning program produces a detailed reconstruction of your knee, including details regarding e.g. bones, cartilage, tendons, muscles, blood vessels and ligaments.
Episurf has developed a specific MRI scanning protocol that uses 2D and 3D scanning sequences to get a detailed view of your joint.
- The 2D sequences, also called diagnostic scans, enable us to look at the damages to your cartilage and underlying bone.
- The 3D sequence makes it possible to produce a virtual 3D model of your knee, to display how the knee is formed.
MRI images showing cartilage lesions and underlying bone
The combination of the 2D and 3D sequences enables the Episurf team to produce a 3D visualisation of the condition of your knee.
This visualisation will also be the basis for the design of your patient-specific Episealer implant and surgical instrumentation that fits your damage and knee anatomy perfectly.