MRI Left Elbow Joint
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What is MRI Left Elbow Joint?
An MRI of the left elbow joint is used to visualise the bones of the elbow joint along with the surrounding soft tissues like the cartilages, tendons, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. The area of the elbow includes the bones of the proximal forearm (radius and ulna), the distal humerus (bone of the upper arm) and the elbow joint. The MRI scan uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear multiple images of the elbow joint. Multiple images are captured during the MRI scan which can be stored on an electronic device and then further printed on a film. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Left Elbow Joint done?
- To diagnose any fracture of the bones that form the elbow joint
- To diagnose suspected osteoporosis or deformities of the bones of this joint
- To diagnose any infection or abnormal growth of the bones or the soft tissues of this joint
- To diagnose any suspected arthritis or dislocation of the elbow joint
- To diagnose any injury to the soft tissues like ligaments, tendons or the surrounding muscles