A new type of MRI scanner could revolutionize the way that we approach knee injuries. The new device takes advantage of something that the team behind it are calling ‘the magic angle effect’. It is hoped that the new machine will make it easy to quickly and reliably diagnose knee injuries.
The team has just conducted a proof-of-concept study which used animal knees as a stand-in for human’s. The results suggest that the magic angle effect can be exploited to provide images of all the structures contained in the knee and could have limitless applications in people.[Read more…] about New Mini MRI Scanner Could Diagnose Knee Injuries More Accurately