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Overview Brief

MRI Both Hip Joint is a diagnostic imaging procedure to evaluate the bones and surrounding soft tissues of the hip joints.

What is MRI Both Hip Joint?

MRI Both Hip Joint is an advanced scan that allows the orthopedics to have a clear view of the bone and surrounding tissue at the hip joint. This can help in the diagnosis of hip pain. This procedure uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and computer programs to generate clear pictures of the hip-joints. (1)

How is MRI Both Hip Joint Performed?

The MRI is a non-invasive and painless procedure. The process involves

  • Patient has to lie down on an MRI examination table.
  • It is important to lie still during MRI Both Hip Joint.
  • If the patient has claustrophobia or is feeling anxious, a mild sedative is administered to calm the patient.
  • The table is placed inside the MRI Scanner.
  • The scanner produces clear pictures of the hip joints.

MRI Both Hip Joint is often done in multiple sequences. The imaging process usually takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Side-effects

It is a completely safe procedure as it does not use X-Rays. Some rare side effects include

  • Patients may feel anxious during the procedure.
  • Certain metal implants such as cochlear implants, pacemakers, and heart defibrillators can malfunction because of the MRI.
  • Risk of excessive sedation, if the patient has to be sedated during MRI Both Hip Joint.

Preparation

It is a quick procedure that does not require much prior preparation.

  • Inform the doctor about any type of metal implants in the body.
  • Inform the radiologist, if you are pregnant.
  • Inform medical history, allergies and other health problems to the doctor.
  • Inform the radiologist, if you are claustrophobic or anxious.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that do not have metal accessories.
  • Remove jewelry and other metal items before entering the MRI room.

Post-care after MRI Both Hip Joint

MRI Both Hip Joint is an outpatient procedure that does not require much post-care.

  • Patients can go home after the procedure and resume a normal routine.
  • Patients, who are on sedation are kept under observation for a few hours after the test.
  • Report any discomfort after the scan to the doctor.

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