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    MRI

    Magnetic resonance imaging is a sophisticated diagnostic procedure to diagnose the following kinds of problems or conditions:

    • Arthritis
    • Fractures
    • Infection
    • Injuries of the tendons, ligaments, or cartilage
    • Tumors

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

    People with the following conditions may not be good candidates for a MRI:

    • A condition that requires a heart pacemaker.
    • Electronic inner ear implants.
    • Electronic stimulators.
    • Implanted pumps.
    • Metal fragments in your eyes.
    • Some artificial heart valves.
    • Surgical clips in your head (particularly aneurysm clips).

    If you have a dental filling or bridge, a replacement hip or knee, or tubal ligation clips, you are usually safe to have a MRI.

    In most cases, a full exam of the foot and ankle lasts between one hour to 90 minutes.

    Call for an Appointment (847) 540-9949 or Book Appointment