In-Office Foot MRI Scan
MRI: A Fast, Simple Examination
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, totally painless way for us to look into your body. The pictures created during the exam look at the soft tissue and provide information that can improve the diagnosis.
How Long Will The In-Office Foot MRI Exam Take?
Most exams take less than an hour to complete.
How Should I Prepare for the Foot MRI Exam?
You can eat, drink, and take regularly prescribed medications prior to the exam. Since you will be having a leg exam, you can bring some shorts to wear. Otherwise, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown to avoid interference from metal in zippers and fasteners.
You will be asked to remove your watch, credit cards, jewelry, keys, pocket knife, hearing aid, or any other metal objects before approaching the foot MRI. The magnet could affect the items of this type or the items could affect the magnet.
What Do MR Images Look Like?
MR Images look a lot like a conventional x-ray; however, they provide much more detailed information.
Will I Feel Anything?
No. There is no pain, vibration, or unusual sensation. The in-office foot MRI will produce a mild tapping sound during the exam.
What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?
MRI is a way to look inside the body without x-rays. The exam uses radiowaves and a magnetic field to create images of the soft tissues of the body. These images are then transferred onto an x-ray film so the doctor can interpret them.
How is the MRI Performed?
You will be asked to recline in a comfortable chair and the technologist will position you. the chair will be moved toward the magnet opening and you will insert your foot to be scanned.
What Do I Need to Do During the Exam?
Nothing! Just recline in the exam chair and relax. You will be free to read or sleep during the foot MRI exam.