MRI of the elbow joint
Magnetic resonance imaging of the elbow joint covers both the soft and hard tissues of the elbow. The pictures show the features of the cartilage, ligamentous apparatus, nerve fibers and blood vessels, as well as the bone structures involved in the movement of the shoulder, radius and forearm.
The power of the MRI apparatus in the Medicina clinic is 3 Tesla. The research is conducted around the clock.
Possibilities of MRI of the shoulder joint
The method of magnetic resonance imaging is able to determine inflammatory, dystrophic changes in arthrosis, chondropathies. The study quite accurately identifies pathological neoplasms, signs of injuries and injuries after falls, road accidents.
MRI is the most reliable and informative diagnostic method in modern traumatology and orthopedics. Advanced tomographs are characterized by high accuracy and diagnostic value. They show the smallest changes in the structure and structure of tissues and bone elements, facilitating and developing the healing process. MRI can be used to monitor the results of surgical interventions and drug treatment. Often, MRI is prescribed after X-ray diagnostics and dubious results are obtained, which require confirmation with tomography images.
Indications for MRI of the elbow joint:
- the presence of pain, crunching, swelling, stiffness in the elbow joint;
- obtaining questionable results from other diagnostic methods;
- arthrosis and arthritis;
- injuries, dislocations, falls;
- tumors in the elbow joint, diagnostics of metastases;
- contraindications to X-ray examination;
- study of the joint before surgical treatment;
- postoperative monitoring of elbow tissue healing, scar formation and restoration of joint functional abilities;
- the presence of fluid inside the joint;
- rheumatoid changes;
- entrapment of nerves.
Contraindications to MRI of the elbow
If MRI is performed with intravenous administration of contrast agents, then the study is contraindicated:
- pregnant women;
- breastfeeding mothers;
- patients with diabetes mellitus and renal failure.
Contrasting is carried out on an empty stomach. The usual MRI technique takes into account the individual condition of the patient. The study is contraindicated in patients with implanted metal structures and the inability to remain calm and immobile for 30-40 minutes when diagnostics are performed.