Shoulder MRI examination
The soft tissues surrounding the joints and bones can be excellently examined by an MRI scan.
In the case of the examination of the shoulder joint, the abrasions of the shoulder, the injuries following the accident, the rupture of the rotator cuff surrounding the shoulder, the articular surface, the thickness of the cartilage, and the changes of the soft tissues can be examined well.
What kind of preparation is required before the examination?
In all cases, it is recommended that you consult your doctor for details before having an MRI scan. Native shoulder MRI examination requires no special preparation. In case of a scan with contrast agent, do not eat for 6 hours beforehand.
It should also be noted that due to the strong magnetic field, it is forbidden to bring any metal, device or object containing metal into the examination room, including jewellery and piercings in the body.
Are there any side effects of the examination?
Shoulder MRI has no side effects, rarely a contrast agent can cause a reaction. In the case of pre-existing known allergies, examination with contrast agent.
How is a shoulder MRI scan performed?
The MRI device resembles a large, thick ring with a table at the bottom. The shoulder MRI examination is usually done while you are lying on your back, but some examinations may require tilting and holding the joint to make the best shot. The MRI device will make a knocking sound during the examination, but this noise can be reduced by using earplugs on request.
Medicover Diagnostic Center’s MRI equipment is a closed device, so the patient may experience a feeling of confinement, which can be mitigated by the fact that the MR device has a larger-than-average internal diameter of 70 centimetres.
When can the test not be performed?
When any magnetically responsive material (joint prosthesis, nail, screw, implant, etc.) is incorporated into the body. These can move out of place during the examination in a strong magnetic field, and can even cause injury in severe cases, and in most cases, the resulting image of the organ being examined can become invaluable. Nowadays, after surgeries, patients receive a document stating whether or not they can be examined with MRI with the built-in implant. We ask our dear patients to bring this document with them in all cases!
When is the result expected?
The completed recording will be reviewed by the radiologist and the result will be available in our online system after 3 working days.