View Full Version : Be a radiologist, make a diagnosis

April 20th, 2003, 12:34 PM
This is a different kind of game - playing a doctor. Try to determine what's wrong with my knee.

Following the link below you can download an AVI movie of 26 saggital MRI images of my right knee. The file is large - 6.6 Mb; I was unable to make it smaller.

The winner will get a chance to perform a surgery.

Click here to play the movie (http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/mri_knee.avi)

http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/mri_knee_f7.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/mri_knee.avi)

April 20th, 2003, 01:56 PM
The two bones look whole. Is it an inflammation? Nothing serious, I hope.

Bennie B
April 21st, 2003, 12:36 AM
Cole Porter could have really gone to town with this one!

April 21st, 2003, 05:18 PM
I enjoyed the movie. Can't beat a good mystery.

Lateral meniscus

A further diagnois, based on your post: You are insane.
Not to worry. I am semi-proficient at both orthopedic surgery and lobotomies.

April 21st, 2003, 05:22 PM
Edward, congratulations! It's a boy!

Either that or you injured your ACL.

April 30th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Zippy is the semi-winner. The diagnosis is complex tear of medial meniscus.

April 30th, 2003, 03:25 PM
So how many of you thought I made that up?

Dammit - that left side/right side, inside/outside thing is the main reason it's not Zippy the Chimp M.D.

All kidding aside, I hope all goes well with your repair.

April 30th, 2003, 06:57 PM
These are the images of my medial meniscus during*the arthroscopic surgery - the first image shows the tear and the second after the tear is removed.