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Overview Brief

A right leg MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the leg uses strong magnets to create pictures of the leg. In this regards, this article aims at providing an overview of the MRI of right leg with regards to procedural steps and pre/post-procedural care.

What is MRI of Right Leg?

A leg MRI creates pictures of the knee without using radiation unlike that of x-rays. Single MRI images are called slices.

An MRI helps to view soft tissues in your body along with the bones. This allows healthcare professionals to inspect the elements of the knee that might have been injured during physical activity or from wear and tear. The test can also provide detailed images of various parts of the knee.

Thus, an MRI takes images in better contrast than other tests. [1]

How is the MRI of right leg performed?

For MRI of the right leg, the following steps are followed:

  • Patient is requested to lie on back or side on a padded table.
  • The technician will then slide the feet for MRI into the machine.
  • One may not feel the machine working, but there may be some loud noises, such as clacks or thuds, and possibly a whirring noise. This is an indication that the process of MRI is on.
  • The test usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Results obtained are interpreted by a doctor to decide on a further line of treatment. [2]

Side effects/risks of MRI of Right Leg

MRI is considered a safer alternative for everyone, especially children and pregnant women.

If the undergoing an MRI scan has implants containing metal, the magnets used in an MRI can cause problems. Such problems are with pacemakers or make implanted screws or pins shift in the body. [3]

Preparation before performing MRI of Right Leg

There is no preparatory step for MRI of the right leg.

Post-care after MRI of Right Leg

There is no requirement of post-care after MRI of the right leg, at the healthcare facility.

At mfine, you will receive a holistic knowledge about MRI of the right leg which is required for the diagnosis of a disease.

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