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MRI Left Arm With Contrast

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Overview of MRI Left Arm With Contrast

What is MRI Left Arm With Contrast?

An MRI of the arm is used to visualise the bones and joints of the arm along with the surrounding soft tissues like the cartilages, tendons, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. The area of the arm includes the shoulder joint, bone of the upper arm (humerus), elbow, bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) and the wrist. The MRI scan uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear multiple images of the arm. 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. You may be asked to take an oral solution of the radio-contrast agent or be given the same in an injectable form for better images of the internal body structures in the MRI scan.

Why is MRI Left Arm With Contrast done?

  1. To diagnose any fracture of the bones of the arm (area from the shoulder to the wrist)
  2. To diagnose suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones
  3. To look for signs of suspected arthritis, degenerative changes or dislocation of the joints of the arm

Preparation for MRI Left Arm With Contrast

  • 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.
  • Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  • 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 Arm With Contrast

Frequently Asked Questions about MRI Left Arm With Contrast

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.

Provided By

Apollo Clinic

Newtown - Rajarhat, KOLKATA
4.2
Apollo Clinic

ISO

NABL

About Apollo Clinic

The Apollo Clinic Salt Lake is situated at the City Centre Mall, which is located conveniently.Apollo Clinic Salt Lake is a perfect blend of functionality and elegance and is unlike any other clinic of its type. It’s luxurious interiors and ambience is a soothing contrast to the unfriendly and cramped setups people expect from primary healthcare setups. Highly efficient processes and well-trained staff ensure comfort for any customer right from the moment they walk in.\r\nApollo Clinic Salt Lake offers complete radiology and imaging solutions like BMD-DEXASCAN, OPG, Digital X-Ray, and 4D USG scanning. Other facilities include TMT, ECHO, ECG, Holter Monitoring, PFT, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Nasal Endoscopy, EEG and NCV. With an ultramodern NABL compliant pathology unit and interfaced automated machines, the clinic is a one stop solution to all your routine and special diagnostic needs.Apollo Clinic Salt Lake also contains one of the largest polyclinics in the city, with a capacity for over 150 consultants, thus ensuring any medical condition will have an answer at this address.\r\nBesides offering specially designed and renowned Apollo Preventive Health Check-up packages, the Apollo Clinic Salt Lake also has a well-stocked Pharmacy with genuine medicines, that operates on extended hours for the benefit of the surrounding residents, who currently need to travel long distances for basic medication during the early mornings and late evenings.

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