Everything You Need to Know
If you are experiencing hip pain, your doctor may order an MRI of the hip joint. This will help them to determine the cause of your pain and to come up with a treatment plan. We will discuss everything you need to know about MRIs of the hip joint. We will cover what is involved in the hip mri procedure and what you can expect afterwards.
The first thing that you need to know is what an MRI of the hip joint entails. This procedure takes place in a closed tube, which generates powerful magnetic fields. You will be lying down on your back with your legs straight out in front of you while wearing loose fitting clothing and no jewelry or other metal objects near the area being scanned (medical devices such as pacemakers are usually okay). The technician will position one leg over another so they can get images from different angles without having to move around too much during this process – it’s important not getting dizzy!
The next step is when they move all around inside the machine looking at everything, then taking pictures showing exactly how things look like from all sides. Afterward doctors use these photos to make a diagnosis. If you’re having surgery they might even print out pictures to use as “before and afters” when your cast eventually comes off
The entire process usually lasts around 30 minutes, but can be shorter or longer depending on the person. You may feel some discomfort from lying in one position for an extended period of time, but most people find that it is not overly painful. Some experience a sense of claustrophobia while in the machine, but this generally passes once the scan is completed.