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MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sophisticated diagnostic equipment used to diagnose an array of health problems or conditions, including:

MRIs use no radiation like conventional X-rays or CT scans. They employ large magnet and radio waves to produce three-dimensional images. MRIs are very good at portraying soft tissues and bones in your feet and ankles.

People who have the following may not be good candidates for an MRI:

  • Artificial heart valves
  • Electronic inner ear implants
  • Electronic stimulators
  • Heart pacemakers
  • Implanted pumps
  • Metal fragments in the eyes
  • Surgical clips in the head (particularly aneurysm clips)

Individuals with dental fillings or bridges, a replacement hip or knee, or tubal ligation clips are generally safe to have an MRI.

In most cases, a full exam of the foot and ankle via MRI lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.

 

For more information on foot and ankle examinations via MRI, call New Orleans Podiatry Associates in New Orleans, LA, at (504) 897-3627. For the Metairie, LA, location, call (504) 457-2300.

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