How Is Knee Pain Diagnosed? Knee Problem Diagnosis Tests

2Imaging Tests

Imaging Tests
Imaging Tests

In most cases, the doctor might recommend imaging tests such as:

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan


The technology of ultrasound utilizes the sound waves to get definite images or scans of the soft tissue structures around and within your knees. The doctor might want to move the knee into various ranges of motion to check for specific problems during the ultrasound testing.

Furthermore, ultrasound can be used to make a quick diagnosis in cases where MRI is not available or contraindicated. [2]