Knee Injury Specialist

Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey

MRI Center located in Clifton, NJ

If you experience severe or chronic pain in a knee joint, your doctor may recommend you undergo an imaging procedure at the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey in Clifton, New Jersey. The bilingual imaging specialists offer digital X-rays and open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the root cause of your knee injury. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.

Knee Injury Q & A

What is a knee injury?

A knee injury might occur because of age-related wear and tear, arthritis, a sports injury, a car accident, or falling down. With a knee injury, you may experience swelling, discomfort, weakness, inability to bear weight on your knee, bruising, or instability. You might hear crunching or popping sounds during or after the injury.

What are the different types of knee injuries?

Common types of knee injuries include:

  • Tendinitis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Torn meniscus
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Knee dislocation 

The expert staff at the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey offers digital X-rays and open MRIs to diagnose the type and severity of knee injuries.

What is an MRI?

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a painless imaging test in which your provider uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to develop images of specific body tissues. MRIs help your doctor diagnose an injury or disease to develop the most effective treatment.

MRIs at the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey use a state-of-the-art AIRIS™ premium open MRI imaging system made by Hitachi to achieve optimal precision and accuracy without being enclosed in a conventional tube-like MRI machine.

What happens during an MRI procedure for a knee injury?

While there’s no special preparation needed before undergoing an MRI, your provider might inject a contrast medium through a vein in your hand or arm. During the procedure, you rest comfortably on an exam table. You must remain still during an MRI, which might last 10-15 minutes to an hour in some cases.

What should I expect after an MRI for a knee injury? 

There’s no downtime after MRIs, so you can resume a normal routine right away. After you undergo an MRI for a knee injury, your radiologist interprets the results. When your doctor reviews them, they might recommend one of the following knee pain treatments:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Knee bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Medications
  • Surgery

Your provider can use MRIs to personalize a knee injury treatment that enhances healing and optimizes your recovery. 

If your doctor recommends you undergo X-rays or an MRI to diagnose a knee injury, turn to the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey. Call the office for an appointment or book one online today.