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MRI Left Leg

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Test Preparation
  1. 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.
  2. You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
  3. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

Overview


What is MRI Left Leg?

The MRI scan visualizes the bone and soft tissues of the left leg and allows the doctor to distinguish normal, healthy tissue from diseased tissue. It helps visualize the structures of the left leg producing detailed images of the surrounding muscles and blood vessels.
The MRI scan uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create clear multiple images of the left leg which can be stored on an electronic device and then printed on a film. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.

Why is MRI Left Leg done?

1. To diagnose the fracture of the bones of the left leg
2. To diagnose the cause of long-standing pain in the left leg
3. To confirm any abnormal finding of the X-rays of the left leg
4. To diagnose any birth defects or abnormal growth in the area of the leg
5. To confirm any infections of the bones, muscles or the other soft tissue
6. To diagnose any bone marrow abnormalities like avascular necrosis

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


Frequently Asked Questions about MRI Left Leg

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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