1. When appointed?
2. How to prepare?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is of great importance in the diagnosis of diseases of the joints.To carry out this procedure uses a strong magnetic radiation and radio waves, which enable to obtain high-quality image as a healthy portion and a patient.This procedure is assigned, as a rule, for the study:
Magnetic resonance imaging is widely used in the diagnosis of occupational and sports injuries.MRI makes it possible to get a picture of degenerative joint disease (for example, damage articular surfaces, chronic arthritis and many other diseases).
main advantages of MRI of the joints are:
General Indications for MRI of the joints are:
MRI of the knee joint in the majority of cases indicated for:
Indications for magnetic resonance imaging of the hip joint are:
MRI of the shoulder joint is carried out in the following cases:
Magnetic resonance imaging of the ankle joint is indicated for suspected following states:
Before examining the patient talking with doctor radiologist (talks about the presence of diseases and allergic reactions) and fills in the necessary documents.In the dressing room the patient removes outer clothing and put on disposable shirt.All metal and ferromagnetic objects on the procedure endure beyond the MRI study.Then, the medical specialist determines the patient's weight and puts it on the platform that drives into a tunnel (a large tube surrounded by a magnet).After confirming that the scanner inside the patient comfortable, the nurse leaves the room, after which the scan is carried out.
Contraindications Absolute contraindications to MRI of the joints is carried over the eye injury, as well as the presence of these foreign objects in the body of the patient:
Relative contraindications to MRI joints are considered: