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Overview

MRI right ankle with contrast is an MRI procedure for the ankle that helps the doctors determine the root of the problem.

What is MRI right ankle with contrast?

MRI right ankle with contrast is a scanning process of the right ankle which helps the doctors find the problems like avascular necrosis, soft tissue or bone tumors, tendon or cartilage injuries, ligament tears and much more. MRI right ankle with contrast gives doctors a high-resolution image to see minute details to discover the root of the problem.

How is MRI right ankle with contrast performed?

Here is how MRI right ankle with contrast is performed.

  • The patient is asked to lie down on an examination table.
  • A contrast dye is injected through an IV tube in the patient.
  • The table goes through the MRI scanner multiple times.
  • A technician operates the table and the scanner from an adjacent room.

Once the proper imaging is obtained, MRI right ankle with contrast is completed.

Side effects/risks of MRI right ankle with contrast

As with CT scans, there are some risks and side effects involved with MRI right ankle with contrast too.

  • The radio waves may cause severe headaches to the patient.
  • The patient might get an allergic reaction to the contrast dye.
  • Going through the scanner multiple times and being asked to stay still might make the patient claustrophobic.

Preparation before performing MRI right ankle with contrast

The patient should take care of these things before MRI right ankle with contrast starts:

  • No food or drinks should be consumed 6 hours before MRI right ankle with contrast.
  • All metal devices on and in the body should be removed before the procedure.
  • The doctors should be notified of any existing allergies to contrast dyes.

Post-care after MRI right ankle with contrast

After the desired imaging is obtained, the doctor will look for the cause of the problem and come up with a treatment plan moving forward. For any further queries about the treatment or the procedure, you may contact mfine online.

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