This article contains information about the procedure, before care, after care, and side effects of the MRI of Right Elbow Joint.
What is MRI of Right Elbow Joint?
A Magnetic Resonance (MRI) is based on the magnetic resonance imaging, and is used to diagnose a disease, or injury and generate image of different internal structures of the body.
A MRI of Right Elbow Joint is used to show the soft tissues, bones and any kind of injury, swelling, or fracture in the cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
How is MRI of Right Elbow Joint performed?
The steps involved in the MRI of Right Elbow Joint are as follows:
- The patient will be made to lie on a narrow table that slides into a large scanner.
- Sometimes a special dye (contrast) is used.
- The dye will be injected through a vein in the arm before the test. The dye helps to see certain areas more clearly.
- The patient will be asked to stay still and images are captured.
- The images are then stored, viewed, and printed on film.
- The MRI will take about 30-60 minutes.
Side effects/risks of MRI of Right Elbow Joint:
The side effects of an MRI of Right Elbow Joint scan may include the following:
● Pain in arm.
● Mild skin rash and hives.
● Pain at the site of injection.
Preparation before performing MRI of Right Elbow Joint?
The only preparation before performing the MRI of Right Elbow Joint is that the patient has to not drink or eat anything at least 3 hours before the procedure.
The patient must remove their watch, jewellery or anything else which might interfere with the images of the scan.
Post-care after MRI of Right Elbow Joint:
There are no post care measures as such after the MRI of Right Elbow Joint and the patient may continue their day to day activities.
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