MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) left finger scan is a painless, noninvasive test which produces detailed images of the left finger.
What is MRI left finger?
MRI left finger produces detailed images of the bones, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels in the finger. MRI left finger uses strong magnetic and radio waves to examine your help finger which helps in diagnosing the problem and the injuries. MRI left finger also helps in the detection of the broken bone in the finger.
How is MRI left finger performed?
Following is the procedure for the MRI left finger test:
- You will have to lie on your back on the table with your arms at your side. The table will slide in the MRI scanner.
- If contrast dye is being used, it will be given through a vein (IV) in your forearm or hand before the test. Contrast improves and enhances the quality of the images.
- The technologist will control the movement of the MRI scanner with the help of remote control.
- The MRI machine will make loud and thumping noises which is normal.
The whole procedure often takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
Side effects/risks of MRI left finger performed
Following are some of the risk factors associated with MRI left finger:
- The loud noises from the MRI machine often cause hearing issues.
- You might experience an allergic reaction to metals. However, it is very rare.
- If you’re afraid of closed spaces (claustrophobia), your healthcare provider might suggest an “open MRI”.
Preparation before performing MRI left finger
Keep the following things in mind before performing MRI left finger:
- Remove all the metal objects and jewelry.
- Speak to your healthcare provider if you have claustrophobia or are afraid of closed spaces.
- Speak to your healthcare provider if you have any metal implants or have worked in the metal industry before.
Post-care after MRI left finger
You may resume your normal routine after the test. If you have any questions, you can book an appointment or an online consultation with our top specialists on mfine.
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