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MRI Both Ankle Joints With Contrast is an imaging procedure that helps the podiatrists to get a close view of the bones and tissues in the feet and ankles.

What is MRI Both Ankle Joints With Contrast?

MRI Both Ankle Joints With Contrast is a minimally-invasive scanning procedure. It is useful in the diagnosis of tendon injuries, fractures, ligament injuries, infection, and tumors. (1 )

How is MRI Both Ankle Joints With Contrast Performed?

MRI Both Ankle Joints With Contrast is a painless procedure.

  • Patient has to lie on an MRI examination table.
  • An IV is inserted to inject the contrast.
  • The table is placed in the MRI magnetic field, and a few initial images are taken.
  • Contrast material is injected through the IV.
  • Another set of images is produced as the contrast passes through the ankle joints.

Patient has to lie still during the procedure as any movement will blur the images.

Side-effects of MRI Both Ankle Joint With Contrast

The MRI is a safe procedure with minimum side-effects.

  • Some patients have allergic reactions to the contrast.
  • Kidney damage caused by the contrast.
  • Risk of excessive sedation.
  • Bruising and pain at the IV site.
  • Certain medical implants may malfunction during MRI.

Preparation before Performing MRI Both Ankle Joint With Contrast

It is a pre-scheduled test, which does not need much prior preparation.

  • Discuss medical history, allergies and other health information with the doctor.
  • Fast for a few hours before the procedure.
  • Discuss medications to stop using before the procedure.

Post-care after MRI Both Ankle Joints With Contrast

It is an outpatient test, but patients, who are given sedation are kept under observation for a few hours. The post-care involves

  • If you have sedation, do not drive after the procedure.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to flush out the contrast dye.
  • Report any signs of allergy to the doctor.
  • Discuss medications to be taken after the procedure with the doctor.

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