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What is an Ankle MRI Scan?
An ankle MRI scan is a magnetic resonance imaging test that shows the detailed image of the ankle area. The process of getting ankle MRI is quick and easy. This scan gives a comprehensive overview of the joint, helping to pinpoint the causes of pain, stiffness or swelling. It is an important diagnostic tool, that can detect various conditions other than ligament or tendon injuries or tears.
When is an ankle MRI scan prescribed?
An ankle MRI scan is always performed when a person complains of any pain or injury in his joints. This scan identifies problems like Arthritis, Bone fracture, Damaged cartilage, ligaments or tendons, Sprains, Osteomyelitis, Accumulation of fluid in the ankle, Anterolateral Impingement Syndrome and bone contusions. Sometimes your radiologists or doctor might suggest contrast MRI depending on the severity of the case.