Joint MRI

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Appointment: Recommended
Important Information,
Preparation:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Instruction Leaflet 
Implant Examinations
Fear of Closed Spaces
MRT Patient Information and Consent Form
MRI Arthrography

Contrast Material: Required in some cases

Main Applications:

  • Trauma, overuse or inflammations in joints
  • Assessment of cartilage, meniscus, ligaments, capsule
  • Surrounding soft tissues (muscles, tendons)
  • Tumor-related changes
  • Bone marrow cavity

The Shoulder Area:

  • Patients  lie face-up at an angle on the MRT table, with their head at the front and their arms next to their body.
  • Their head is in the tunnel.
  • A coil is placed around the patient's shoulders. Signals from the body are received through this coil.

The  Hand / Wrist / Finger Areas

  • Patients lie face-down on the MRI table with the arm to be examined stretched out in front of them.
  • Their head is in the tunnel. 
  • A coil is placed around the patient's hand. Signals from the body  are received through this coil.

The Knee:

  • Patients lie face-up  on the MRT table, with their feet at the front.
  • Their head is  outside the tunnel.
  • A coil is placed around the patient's knee. Signals from the body  are received through this coil.

The Foot / Ankle Joint Area:

  • Patients lie face-up on the MRI table, with their feet at the front.
  • Their head is outside the tunnel.
  • A coil  is placed around the patient's knee. Signals from your body are received through this coil.
  • If an intravenous injection of contrast material is required it is provided through the venous access introduced earlier, which has  an attached injector.

The magnetic tunnel is illuminated from within, ventilated, and open at both ends. A window allows for visual contact with patients, who can contact the technologist at any time by speaking through an intercom system or pressing a bell. The scanner makes loud tapping sounds during the procedure, so patients are given ear plugs or headphones before the procedure.

Patients are requested to refrain from any movement during the examination since this disturbs imaging as well as their evaluation / reporting by the doctor.

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