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MRI right knee with contrast is a diagnostic test that provides cross-sectional images using a magnetic field and radio waves.

What is MRI right knee with contrast?

Images obtained using MRI right knee with contrast are more clear and sharper as compared to an MRI scan without a contrast [1].

  • A computer program compiles different slices generated to give a complete image of the knee.
  • MRI right knee with contrast is used to diagnose fractures or damaged cartilage, tendons, or ligaments.
  • Used in detecting arthritis, tumors, and infections.
  • Generally, gadolinium dye is used in MRI right knee with contrast.

MRI right knee with contrast may be undertaken prior to knee surgery or for post-surgery monitoring.

How is MRI right knee with contrast performed?

The patient is asked to lie still or may be strapped to a scanning table for MRI right knee with contrast.

  • Dye is administered intravenously.
  • Table slides in MRI machine.
  • Only lower half of the patient’s body is exposed to a magnetic field.
  • Patient hears intermittent clicking sounds during MRI right knee with contrast.

Procedure for MRI right knee with contrast completes within 45-60 minutes.

Risks of MRI right knee with contrast

Although the risk of radiation is minimum, MRI right knee with contrast must be avoided in pregnancy and lactation.

  • Risk of dislocation of metal implants.
  • Malfunctioning of a pacemaker.
  • Allergic reaction to contrast.

Preparation before performing MRI right knee with contrast

Complete medical history, including pregnancy, is taken by the doctor before MRI right knee with contrast.    

  • Follow the doctor’s advice regarding food, water, and medicine consumption.
  • Patient should wear loose fitting clothes and remove all metal accessories.
  • If the patient feels anxious, relaxing medication is given before MRI right knee with contrast.

Post-care after MRI right knee with contrast

After MRI right knee with contrast, the patient is kept under observation for some time and can resume routine activities later.

If medication is administered before MRI right knee with contrast, the patient is advised not to drive immediately.

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