MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) left foot is a safe and painless test which produces detailed images of the bones of the foot.
What is MRI left foot?
MRI left foot provides detailed images of the bones and the surrounding soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and muscles. MRI left foot test uses powerful magnetic and radio waves which helps in creating clearer images of your foot. MRI left foot can be used to diagnose broken/fractured bones, injuries, and other abnormalities.
How is MRI left foot performed?
Following is the procedure for the MRI left foot test:
- The technologist will ask you to lie down on the table in supine position.
- The position of the foot would be in such a way that it points towards the magnet.
- The table will then slide into the MRI machine and the technologist will control the movement of the machine with the help of remote control.
- The MRI machine will make loud and thumping noises which is normal.
The test is painless and often lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes.
Side effects/risks of MRI left foot performed
Following are some of the risk factors associated with MRI left finger:
- The loud noises from the MRI machine often cause hearing issues.
- An allergic reaction to metals which is very rare.
- If you are suffering from claustrophobia), your physician might suggest an “open MRI”.
Preparation before performing MRI left foot
Keep the following things in mind before performing MRI left foot:
- Remove all the metal objects and jewelry.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you have claustrophobia.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you have any metal implants
- Inform your healthcare provider if have worked in the metal industry before.
Post-care after MRI left foot
You may resume your normal routine once the test is over. If you still have any questions regarding the procedure, book an appointment with our top specialists on mfine.
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