Complete Info on MRI Knee Scan in India including Cost of MRI Knee Tests

Guide to MRI Scan Knee in India

Here is a complete guide to getting an MRI Knee Scan in India. A detailed structure of the various kinds of scans done on the Knee is mentioned here. Also, information about the types of machines used is provided in this blog.

The following topics are covered in this article.

  • What is MRI Knee Scan?
  • Why is MRI Knee Scan prescribed?
  • What are the different types of machines used in the MRI of Knee?
  • Anatomy of Knee
  • What are the different MRI Knee studies available and their costs in India?
  • Tests Under MRI Knee:
    • MRI Knee Joint
    • MRI Knee Joint Both
    • MRI Knee Joint with Contrast
    • MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast
    • MRI Knee with Arthrography
  • The cost of MRI Knee Tests in the cities of India:
    • Delhi
    • Gurgaon
    • Bangalore
    • Hyderabad
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai
  • How to Book MRI Knee near You?

To book an MRI Knee scan in India, give us a call in 08882668822 or fill out the form given below for a call back from us. Another way to do a hassle-free booking is to go to LabsAdvisor.com and book the test online, according to your need.

What is MRI Knee Scan?

Using a powerful magnetic field (resonating) and radio waves, an image of the inner organs of the body is developed. This technology is called Magnetic Resonance Imaging and is quite popular in the medical industries, helping doctors, for years, to do the clear diagnosis. The computer attached to the machine delivers a detailed image of the organ or tissue under inspection.

To study the different parts of a knee, MRI scans are done. Various parts of the knee such as bones, cartilages, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels are examined. To figure out where exactly the injuries are and if the knee needs to undergo a surgery, MRI of the knee is done.

A massive machine is used to create a strong resonating (alternating) magnetic field, which transmits multiple radio waves to highlight the tissues and abnormalities under inspection. The machine is like a hollow cylinder, which contains a translating bed on one side (for the patient to lie on). Once the patient is on the bed, it goes inside the cylinder for the machine to generate the resonating magnetic field and thus, creating the images, which are then sent to the computer attached. Print outs can be taken to study the abnormalities further.

Why is MRI of Knee prescribed?

The following observations/symptoms lead to a doctor prescribing an MRI of the knee.

  • When there is unexplained pain in knee
  • If the knee is giving out for no reason
  • To find out troubles in knee-joint
  • Arthritis
  • Bone tumors
  • Knee infection
  • Torn cartilage
  • Damaged ligaments
  • Damaged menisci
  • Damaged tendons and ligaments
  • Bone fracture
  • To find out if arthroscopy of the knee is needed.
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Loss of co-ordination
  • Pain in the knee when bent
  • When there is a limp
  • Popping noise in the knee
  • Swelling around the knee area
  • Sport injuries
  • Fluid development in the knee
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What are the different types of machines used in MRI Knee Scan?

Immensely, there are two classifications of MRI Scan machines:

  • 1.5 Tesla (1.5T)
  • 3 Tesla (3T)

Tesla is a unit of strength of magnetic field used in the MRI machines. Generally, the doctor specifies which machine is to be used during the test. In case he hasn’t, any of the above-mentioned machines can be used to conduct the scan. People suffering from a fear of closed spaces (claustrophobia) tend to feel uncomfortable during the test. To overcome this, a sedative is given, or the patient has the choice to opt for an open MRI machine, which is scarcely available. To know more about the labs providing this facility, give us a call on 08882668822.

Anatomy of Knee

The knee of a human is made up of the following five parts:

  • Bones:
    To form a complete knee-joint, three bones are put together: the femur (thighbone), the tibia (shinbone), the patella (kneecap).
  • Tendons:
    In order to connect the bones to muscles, flexible nerve-like stretchy tendons are there. The tendons that connect the thigh bone muscles to the kneecap are called quadriceps. Whereas, the ones connecting the kneecap to the shin bone are called patella tendons.
  • Cartilage:
    Articular cartilage is a slippery and sticky substance that aids the knee bones to slide swiftly along one another when subjected to stress (movement). This cartilage is found at the back of patella and at the ends of femur and tibia.
  • Meniscus:
    These are the shock-absorbers and are located between the tibia and femur. Menisci have the shape of wedges and are two in number. The material of the meniscus is rubbery and tough. This acts as a cushion to the joint and also stabilizes it.
  • Ligaments:
    To connect one bone to another, ligaments are there in the body. In the knee, these ligaments stabilize the knee-joint and hold the bones together. Collateral ligaments, found on the knee sides (inside and outside), tend to control the motion of the knee on to These also keep the knee from doing any unusual movement. Cruciate ligaments are also found on the inside of the knee. These X like ligaments control the reciprocation in the front and back direction of the knee.

What are the different MRI Knee studies available and their costs in India?

Extensively, the MRI of Knee studies available are:

  • MRI Scan Knee Joint
  • MRI Scan Knee Joint Both
  • MRI Scan Knee Joint with Contrast
  • MRI Scan Knee Joint Both with Contrast
  • MRI Scan Knee with Arthrography

Tests under MRI Knee:

1. MRI Knee Joint

An MRI of the knee-joint involves the scan of the entire knee area, including all the cartilages, tendons, meniscus, ligaments, and bones. This can be done on either a 1.5 Tesla machine or a 3 Tesla machine. After the scan, the reports are submitted to the doctor, who diagnoses the knee and analyzes if it needs a surgery done. All the abnormalities are looked into and the results are thus given out.

Before going for the scan, one must assure the following things:

  • You should not be pregnant.
  • You should not have any skin tattoos.
  • Take off all the metal things you are wearing. Make sure there is no jewelry on your body.
  • There is no watch, credit/debit card, hearing aid on you.
  • Dental work should be removed.
  • Pens, pocket knives and eyeglasses are not allowed either.
  • Any sort of hair pins must also be removed before going into the cylinder.

2. MRI Knee Joint Both

When there is trouble in both the knees, MRI Scan of both the knees is recommended. In this, the scan of both knees is done at the same time and cartilages, ligaments, meniscus, and bones are examined by the doctor. If there is an internal injury, surgery is recommended, and sometimes even crutches or an external knee-cap is required. These scans can be done on both 1.5T and 3T machines. Also, for patients suffering from claustrophobia, special open MRI machines are there. To know more about such machines, log on to our website LabAdvisor.com and book an appointment in the comfort of your own home. Or, give us a call at 8882668822 and we’ll do the job for you.

3. MRI Knee with Contrast

A contrast dye is injected into the vein of the patient’s arm in order to get a more vivid image of the knee. This allows the doctor to see any cracks or abnormalities that are otherwise not very clearly visible in the MRI scan. Accordingly, surgeries are recommended to the patient.

4. MRI Knee Both with Contrast

When an MRI scan of both the knees is done, but there’s no clear indication of any abnormalities, MRI with contrast is recommended. A contrast dye is injected into the vein of the patient, thus giving a clearer image of the knees in the scan. This helps get a proper diagnosis done and the doctor is able to analyze the problem more precisely.

5. MRI Knee Arthrography

To observe any repeated injuries in the meniscus, MRI Knee Arthrography is done. This generally happens when the meniscus had already suffered an injury, and the patient refused to take proper rest. After partial repair of the meniscus, it suffers another injury in the same place due to constant movement, and thus develops a tear all over again. This scan is also done with or without contrast. A dye is injected into the patient’s vein to make the wound in the menisci clearer, and make the diagnosis more accurate.

The cost of MRI Knee in the key cities of India:

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Delhi

MRI Scan Knee in Delhi LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Delhi Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Delhi ₹ 2800 ₹ 7000
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Delhi ₹ 5600 ₹ 14000
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Delhi ₹ 5000 ₹ 10500
MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Delhi ₹ 10000 ₹ 20000
MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Delhi ₹ 10000 ₹ 10000
3T MRI Knee Joint Cost in Delhi ₹ 4000 ₹ 8000
3T MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Delhi ₹ 8000 ₹ 16000
3T MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Delhi ₹ 7300 ₹ 10500
3T MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Delhi ₹ 14600 ₹ 22000
3T MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Delhi ₹ 10600 ₹ 18000

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Gurgaon

MRI Scan Knee in Gurgaon LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Gurgaon Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 3000 ₹ 8000
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 6000 ₹ 16000
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 5000 ₹ 12000
MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 10000 ₹ 21000
MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 10000 ₹ 10000
3T MRI Knee Joint Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 4000 ₹ 8270
3T MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 8000 ₹ 16000
3T MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 7300 ₹ 11500
3T MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 14600 ₹ 22000
3T MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Gurgaon ₹ 10600 ₹ 18000

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Noida

MRI Scan Knee in Noida LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Noida Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Noida ₹ 3000 ₹ 7000
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Noida ₹ 6000 ₹ 13360
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Noida ₹ 5000 ₹ 10500
MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Noida ₹ 10000 ₹ 20000
MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Noida ₹ 10000 ₹ 10000
3T MRI Knee Joint Cost in Noida ₹ 4000 ₹ 8000
3T MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Noida ₹ 8000 ₹ 16000
3T MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Noida ₹ 7300 ₹ 11500
3T MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Noida ₹ 14600 ₹ 22000
3T MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Noida ₹ 10600 ₹ 12000

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Mumbai

MRI Scan Knee in Mumbai LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Mumbai Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Mumbai ₹ 2590 ₹ 8000
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Mumbai ₹ 9750 ₹ 16000
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Mumbai ₹ 8375 ₹ 11000
3T MRI Knee Joint Cost in Mumbai ₹ 6800 ₹ 8000
3T MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Mumbai ₹ 13600 ₹ 16000
3T MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Mumbai ₹ 9800 ₹ 11000

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Bangalore / Bengaluru

MRI Scan Knee in Bangalore LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Bangalore Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Bangalore ₹ 4200 ₹ 7300
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Bangalore ₹ 8400 ₹ 14000
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Bangalore ₹ 6200 ₹ 10500
MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Bangalore ₹ 10400 ₹ 20000
MRI Knee with Arthrography Cost in Bangalore ₹ 4420 ₹ 6800

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Hyderabad

MRI Scan Knee in Hyderabad LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Hyderabad Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 5250 ₹ 7000
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 9600 ₹ 14000
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 8250 ₹ 10000
MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Hyderabad ₹ 17025 ₹ 20600

Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Chennai

MRI Scan Knee in Chennai LabsAdvisor Min. Cost of MRI Knee Scan in Chennai Market Price of MRI Knee Joint
MRI Knee Joint Cost in Chennai ₹ 6375 ₹ 8250
MRI Knee Joint Both Cost in Chennai ₹ 12750 ₹ 16500
MRI Knee Joint with Contrast Cost in Chennai ₹ 8375 ₹ 11250
MRI Knee Joint Both with Contrast Cost in Chennai ₹ 16750 ₹ 19500

How to book the MRI of Knee near you?

To book an MRI scan of Spine in Bangalore, simply give us a call on 8882668822 or go to our website LabsAdvisor.com and book the test in your particular area at the comfort of your home, by just a click. Also, get a comparison of different price lists on the website, and select accordingly. Other than that, you can fill up the form at the top of this article, and we will give you a call back to clear all your queries.


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