MRI scan knee

Clarity on knee complaints.

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What is a knee examination with MRI?

Is something wrong with the meniscus or cartilage? Is there “water on the knee”? With an MRI scan of the knee, you quickly know what is going on. MRI is an examination technique in which hundreds of images are taken of your knee by using a large magnetic field. This provides a physician with a better view of any possible abnormality or disease than on an X-ray.

Why get an MRI scan of the knee?

Pain or symptoms in the knee can have various causes, such as a hard blow to the knee, a strain, a twist of the knee or a sudden movement where the knee is overloaded. Knee problems can severely curtail your daily functioning. Therefore, it is important to find out the cause: the sooner, the better.

“Water on the knee”, meniscus or cartilage examination

When you are suffering from “water on the knee”, the knee normally becomes somewhat thicker. You then want an answer immediately and to know whether the “water” can be removed. “Water on the knee” is common in people with arthrosis, but you can also get hurt if you work a lot and overload your knee.

Damage to the meniscus is also a very common knee injury. The meniscus is a shock absorber in the knee that ensures its stability. In younger people, a tear in the meniscus frequently develops because of a strong twist of the knee, often during sport activities such as football, hockey, volleyball or handball. In older patients, it is normally a consequence of a weakening of the tissue. A tear in the meniscus may develop from mild trauma, such as squatting. It is not possible to detect a meniscus tear on an X-ray, but it is possible with an MRI scan of the knee.

The cartilage in the knee acts as a kind of shock absorber that ensures minimum friction in the knee joint. Damage to the cartilage can be caused by spraining or twisting the knee or by overloading (wear/arthrosis).

For chronic or acute knee complaints, it is advisable to have an MRI scan of the knee. This examination can provide more clarity on, for example, the condition of the cartilage, the presence of fluid or any tear in the meniscus.


  • A scan in our clinic within one week
  • Medical specialists
  • Direct contact with the GP
  • Examination without referral
  • Includs a CD-ROM with images
Content & price

MRI scan knee

Targeted examination of:
  • Doctor consultation included
  • The condition of the cartilage
  • The presence of fluid in the meniscus
  • Any tear in the meniscus
  • Duration of the examination
    Duration of the examination
    30 min.
  • Results within
    same day
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Why clients choose Prescan.
Typically, this level of medical investigation would require a referral, followed by long wait times for appointments and slow results. With Prescan, there is a streamlined process for scheduling appointments, without waiting lists. You can book directly with us online with no need for a referral, getting live results with our onsite doctors and radiologists on the day of your appointment. No referral, no waiting lists, no delayed results. Don’t just take our word for it. See what Prescan’s patients have to say about our body scans.
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