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Where do I go to get a lower extremity joint MRI without dye done?

Where do I go to get a lower extremity joint MRI without dye done?

MRI without "dye": Some hospitals have a permanent MRI unit; others share one with other hospitals; there are also free-standing imaging offices that do ct's & mri's. Unless you are allergic to contrast (dye) or have severe kidney disease, contrast is used for an optimal study. Discuss that issue with the doc ordering the mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various: Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an er doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results. ...Read more

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How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?

How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?

20 - 45 min: Depending on your ability to lie still, the size of the MRI magnet and the computing software used, it will likely take from 20 to 45 minutes for the scan. You should allow 90 minutes total for registration, preparation, positioning and instructions. ...Read more

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Is the upper extremity joint MRI without dye a risky thing to do?

Is the upper extremity joint MRI without dye a risky thing to do?

Not at all: There is almost no risk for an MRI without dye. The biggest risk would be if you brought something magnetic into the area of the machine - it could be damaged or moved, causing harm. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

Any doctor: Mri could be order by any md, do. I think usually order by orthopedic surgeon if he or she suspect some problem he could see vey well on the regular x-ray. ...Read more

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Where is an upper extremity joint MRI without dye usually done? At a hospital?

Radiology Center: Either stand-alone-radiology center or one that is part of the hospital system...Where-ever there is an MRI machine available typically will do MRI with/out contrast... ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an upper extremity joint MRI with dye?

What kind of complications might happen from  an upper extremity joint MRI with dye?

Many: There are many complications for this, mostly related to the injection of contrast. Fortunately, the number of complications is small, and pre-screening for risk factors is helpful. You can get infection at the injection site, deep vein thrombosis, embolism, septicemia and more. You can have an allergic reaction to the contrast, from mild to very severe and death, or have kidney damage. ...Read more

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3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??

3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??

If it's the hip you-: -are talking about,it sounds like a mix up to me. Things such as a labral tear as well as AVN do not heal like that. If the MR was done on a different machine it can make a difference. Each MR has its own quirks or handwriting if you may, as well as power. 1.5T doesn't show details as well as a 3.0T. There are now 6.0T. MR's in large centers but more dangerous if you have any metallic pieces in U ...Read more

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Just had MRI w/contrast in left shoulder. Is it normal for pain to be worse after an mri? Contrast was injected directly into joint.

Just had MRI w/contrast in left shoulder.  Is it normal for pain to be worse after an mri?  Contrast was injected directly into joint.

Not from an ordinary: Sounds like you had an MRI arthrogram. Injecting contrast in joint may cause some pain from the injection, needle stick, or joint distension. Shold only last for a short time however. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more