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Overview Brief

MRI Both Wrist Joint With Contrast is a modern diagnostic imaging procedure that provides clear images of the internal structure of the wrist joints.

What is MRI Both Wrist Joint With Contrast Test?

MRI Both Wrist Joint With Contrast uses strong magnets, radio waves and computer programs to produce clear images of the soft tissues, bones, and other structures inside the wrist.  This procedure aids in the diagnosis of joint degenerative diseases, bone and soft tissue tumours, infection, inflammation, fractures and injuries to the wrist joint.

How is MRI Both Wrist Joint With Contrast Performed?

It is a non-invasive scan that does not require hospitalization.

  • Patient has to lie face down on the MRI examination table.
  • An IV is inserted into the arm.
  • The table slides into the magnetic field of the MRI scanner, which produces initial images of the wrist.
  • Gadolinium contrast is injected through the IV.
  • Another series of images are produced. (1)

 The imaging process for MRI Both Wrist JOint With Contrast can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

Side-effects

MRI Both Wrist Joint With Contrast does not use Ionizing radiation.

  • Allergy and kidney damage caused by the contrast.
  • Pain and bruising at the IV site.
  • Patients may feel anxious because of the loud noises inside the MRI scanner.
  • Some implants containing metal may malfunction during the

Preparation

The test should be pre-scheduled.

  • Discuss food and medications to be stopped before the MRI t
  • Inform the radiologist, if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • Discuss allergies, medical history and other health ailments with the doctor.

Post-care

It does not require much post-care routine.

  • The patient can go home immediately after the test.
  • Patients who are given sedation are kept under observation.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids to flush out the contrast.
  • Report any signs of allergy to the doctor.
  • Nursing mothers may be asked to not breastfeed until a day after the test.

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