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MRI Both SI Joints is a diagnostic procedure to get a closer view of the sacroiliac joints, which are buried inside the pelvis.

What is MRI Both SI Joints Test?

MRI Both SI Joints scan produces clear images of the SI joints, using a powerful magnetic field, X-rays and advanced computer programs. MRI Both SI Joints aids in the diagnosis of SI Joint dysfunction, which causes severe pain and inflammation in the SI Joints.

How is MRI Both SI Joints Performed?

MRI Both SI Joints is done by passing x-ray radiation on the patient. The process involves

  • Patient has to lie down on the examination table.
  • Spine and body coils are placed on the pelvic region.
  • The patient is secured in position using body straps.
  • X-ray radiation is passed on the body of the patient.
  • The rays are focussed on the SI joint area.
  • Images of the SI Joints are generated. (1)

MRI Both SI Joints is a non-invasive procedure and does not require hospitalization.

Side-effects of MRI Both SI Joints

MRI Both SI Joints is a safe procedure. Some rare complications include

  • Risk of cancer due to radiation.
  • Patients can feel anxious because of loud noises during MRI imaging.
  • Risk of excessive sedation.

Preparation before Performing MRI Both SI Joints Test

MRI Both SI Joints is a quick test that does not require much prior preparation.

  • Inform the Radiologist, if you are pregnant.
  • Inform the Radiologist, if you have implants that contain metal.
  • Discuss medical history, allergies and other health issues with the doctor.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about taking medications and eating before MRI Both SI Joints test.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Remove jewelry and metal items.

Post-care after MRI Both SI Joints Test

MRI Both SI Joints test does not require much post-care.

  • Patients can go home after the scan.
  • Follow instructions of the doctor about taking medications after MRI Both SI Joints scan.

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