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MRI Both SI Joints
What is MRI Both SI Joints?
MRI of the Sacroiliac (SI) joints is a magnetic imaging test used to view a detailed picture of the SI joint, which is the joint between the hip bones and the sacrum (joint present at the base of the spine). This test is used to diagnose the presence of ankylosing spondylitis of the joint. It helps in determining the extent and anatomy of the swelling present. MRI easily detects the structural changes associated with the inflammation and can assess correct identification and treatment.
MRI involves the use of high-power magnets, and thus, patients who have pacemakers and metallic implants should avoid getting an MRI done without a doctor consultation. Abnormal results indicate the presence of an inflammation in the sacroiliac joint which should be treated immediately.