ISAKOS classification of meniscal tears - Illustration on 2D and 3D isotropic spin echo MR imaging

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging is modality of choice for the non-invasive evaluation of meniscal tears. Accurate and uniform documentation of meniscal pathology is necessary for optimal multi-disciplinary communication, to guide treatment options and for validation of patient outcomes studies. The increasingly used ISAKOS arthroscopic meniscus tear classification system has been shown to provide sufficient interobserver reliability among the surgeons. However, the terminology is not in common use in the radiology world. In this article, the authors discuss the MR imaging appearances of meniscal tears based on ISAKOS classification on 2D and multiplanar 3D isotropic spin echo imaging techniques and illustrate the correlations of various meniscal pathologies with relevant arthroscopic images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Arthroscopy
  • Degeneration
  • Meniscal tear
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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