MRI Right Ankle Joint
What is MRI Right Ankle Joint?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the right ankle joint is done to diagnose ligament tear, damage in the tendons as well as the ankle joint bones. The MRI scan uses both radio waves and magnetic waves to generate images of the ankle joint. This will be able to detect the problems in blood vessels, nerves, muscles, joints or bones.
During the procedure, the patient’s right ankle joint is taken inside the magnet for an MRI scan. The doctor may use a contrast injection to perform the scan. Injecting contrast helps in getting clear images. The patient may be asked to remove things like jewelry. The procedure takes a maximum of 45 minutes. Inform the doctor if you have any allergy to contrast.
Why is MRI Right Ankle Joint done?
- To diagnose any broken/fractured bones of the ankle joint
- To diagnose any injury to the soft tissues like ligaments, tendons or the surrounding muscles
- To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)
- To diagnose foot abscess (deep infections of the soft tissues) and osteomyelitis (infection of the bones)
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MRI Right Ankle Joint
Frequently Asked Questions about MRI Right Ankle Joint