Anatomy and How to Read an MRI of the Knee

1 AMA PRA Category 1/ 1 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs: 1 CEU

Presenter Bio: William Baldwin, MD, Joseph Boaen, MD, and Andrew Vincent, MD

Disclosure: Neither the speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

A physician should have a consistent and specific methodology approach when it comes to reading an MRI, this will ultimately limit the amount of key structures that you miss or misinterpret. Whether the patient is having acute or chronic knee pain, radiographs are usually a straight forward reading and can give an accurate outcome of what is going on with the patient, if more information is needed an MRI is the next step. The different types of meniscal tears are discussed in this talk, along with the pathology and MRI diagnostic techniques.


A review of the knee anatomy as it relates to various injuries. This presentation also outlines the process of when to order an MRI, how to perform a knee MRI, and then how to interpret the MRI.


Recognize when an MRI of the knee is necessary.
Recognize and be able to perform a knee MRI and the different techniques used.
Discuss and interpret the knee MRI and understand what that means for the patient.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.