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MRI Screening of SI joint is an MRI screening process done to detect dysfunctions in joints.

What is MRI screening of SI joint?

MRI screening of SI joint is performed to diagnose sacroiliac joint dysfunction. MRI screening of SI joint is only opted if the cause of pain is undetermined by the physical tests. MRI screening of SI joint is used to diagnose degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis, neoplasm of joints, etc.

How is MRI screening of SI joint performed?

MRI screening of SI joint is painless and uses an electromagnetic field to produce detailed images without causing any tissue damage.

  • The patient is made to lie down on a table that slides into the scanner.
  • The patient might be required to hold the breath at the time of scanning.
  • Earphones would be provided to minimize the loud noise that will be generated.
  • The scanner is controlled by a computer located in a different room.

The images produced by MRI screening of SI joint are then interpreted by the doctor to detect any abnormalities.

Risks of MRI screening of SI joint

MRI screening of SI joint has minimal risks.

  • Skin rash at the area where the contrast agent was injected.
  • Headache and dizziness.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.

Preparation before performing MRI screening of SI joint

You will have to make certain adjustments and keep yourself prepared before performing the MRI screening of SI joint to avoid possible side effects.

  • Inform the orthopedist if the patient has an insulin pump or is pregnant.
  • Remove all metal accessories from your body.
  • Wear the hospital gown that will be provided.

Post-care after MRI screening of SI joint

MRI screening of SI joint is a simple procedure and you can follow your daily routine.

  • Do not breastfeed your baby in the first 24 hours of performing MRI screening of SI joint if a sedative is used.
  • Do not drink alcohol or drive in the first 24 hours if a sedative is used.

At mfine, we employ radical treatment program to help you through your medical needs and to perform various diagnosis including MRI screening of SI joint.

 

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