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Magnetic resonance imaging is a sophisticated diagnostic procedure to diagnose the following kinds of problems or conditions:
- Injuries of the tendons, ligaments, or cartilage.
An MRI is a method of taking pictures without radiation It uses a strong magnetic field and gives details of bones, tendons, muscle and joints. I is used in many ways. It cn determine deep or complex infections, injuries and tumors. It can determine tears or ruptures in tendons, dislocations, small fractures of cartilage or bone, and arthritis.
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 last between one hour to 90 minutes.