A 28-year-old male asked:
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can wearing compression socks for months affect the results of a mri from knee to ankle, i.e., miss something because muscles, etc., were compressed?

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Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Probably not: Depending on the reason for the MRI, the use of compression garments should not significantly affect the images. One exception is generalized edema/swelling, which may be diminished by use of compression stockings.
Answered on May 15, 2015

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