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Overview Brief

The MRI Lower Limb with contrast makes use of magnets and radio frequencies to scan images of different parts of the lower limb including hip, knees, ankles, and foot.

What is MRI Lower Limb with Contrast?

The MRI Lower Limb with contrast creates detailed images of various parts of your legs like ankles, foot, knees, etc. along with tissues like cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

The MRI Lower Limb with contrast does not use radiation like an X-ray and instead uses magnets and contrast dye to create images with more detailing. It can capture images of soft tissues and reveal abnormalities and tumors in it as well.

The MRI Lower Limb with Contrast can diagnose fractures, joint abnormalities, tumors, arthritis, and more. [1]

How is MRI Lower Limb with Contrast performed?

The MRI Lower Limb with contrast test is performed in the following way:

  • The patient is asked to change into a hospital gown and lie down on a table.
  • A contrast dye is injected into their vein and the machine captures images.

The procedure completes in about 30-60 minutes. [2]

Side effects/risks of MRI Lower Limb with contrast

Following are the risks involved with MRI Lower Limb with contrast:

  • Risky for people with kidney disease due to the contrast dye.
  • Strong magnetic fields in MRI machine can affect the working of a pacemaker.

Preparation before performing MRI Lower Limb with contrast

You can prepare for an MRI Lower Limb with contrast in the following way:

  • Don’t eat/drink anything at least four to six hours before the test.
  • Inform the radiologist about any metal implants or medical disorders that you may have. [3]

Post-care after MRI Lower Limb with Contrast

If MRI Lower Limb with contrast involved the use of a relaxation medicine, you may need someone to drive you home. Otherwise, you can resume your normal activities.

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