MRI Left Hand

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Overview of MRI Left Hand

What is MRI Left Hand?

An MRI of the hand is used to visualise the bones and joints of the hand along with the surrounding soft tissues like the cartilages, tendons, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. The bones of the hand includes the carpals (wrist bones), the metacarpals (bones between the wrist and fingers) and phalanges (bones of fingers). The MRI scan uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear multiple images of the hand. 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 Hand done?

  1. To diagnose fracture of the bones of the hand
  2. To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones.
  3. To look for signs of arthritis, degenerative changes or dislocation of the joints of the hand

Preparation for MRI Left Hand

  • Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  • You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
  • Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MRI Left Hand

Frequently Asked Questions about MRI Left Hand

Q. What are the drawbacks of a bone X-ray?
X-ray images give a very clear view of the bones. However, it does not provide a good visual image of the soft tissues like tendons, muscles or fat tissue under the skin. Even the bone microfractures or complicated spine injuries are not clearly visible on the X Ray images. Apart from this, it also exposes the patient to some amount of radiations but the benefit of the information gained from an X-ray image outweighs the risk of radiations.
Q. Who interprets the X-ray results?
The interpretation of an X-Ray image is carried out by a radiologist who analyses or reads the X-ray image and prepares a report of the findings which is shared with the patient.

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