Wrist MRI Scan
A wrist scan through an MRI can help diagnose various conditions and diseases of the wrist through sophisticated medical imagery. Our radiologists can pinpoint small irregularities that may cause chronic pain or be attributed to another medical condition of the wrist. We offer the best in wrist radiology at Park Avenue Radiologists and strive to provide accurate results while prioritizing patient comfort.
What is a wrist MRI scan?
A wrist MRI stands for wrist magnetic resonance imaging and uses radio waves and a magnetic field to provide detailed images of the wrist. With recent innovations in MRI technology, we are able to provide quicker, more accurate MRI test results. Our radiologists work to promptly provide the most precise, detailed evaluation of your wrist health after interpreting your MRI results. At Park Avenue Radiologists, we work to maximize your comfort while providing the best in radiology in NYC.
What can a wrist MRI scan help diagnose?
Our radiologists can assess the severity of a fracture, dislocation, or broken bone of the wrist with a wrist MRI scan. The extent of carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as compressive neuropathy, can be effectively gauged through a wrist MRI scan. Our radiologists often look for thickening nerves during an MRI in cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. A comprehensive MRI of the wrist can also provide our radiologists with an in-depth analysis of the extent of arthritis in the wrist. Tumors and arthritis may also be identified through a wrist MRI scan.
What can I expect from a wrist MRI scan?
Some wrist MRI scans require contrast fluid for a clearer image of the wrist bones, joints, and muscles. When your wrist MRI scan begins, you will be comfortably situated in the MRI machine. For some MRI scans, your head may be out of the MRI machine to maximize comfort. Our MRI machines are specifically designed for patient comfort with spacious headroom to avoid any feelings of claustrophobia or anxiety. Regardless, we understand that you may react negatively to entering the MRI machine if you have a fear of confined spaces. If you need to exit the MRI machine during your scan, you may request to do so through a speaker in the machine that allows you to contact the radiologist administering the wrist MRI scan. Additionally, you will be able to bring your own music the day of your wrist scan to listen to during your MRI test.
How long does a wrist MRI scan take, and when will I get results?
The majority of wrist MRI scans can be completed in approximately forty-five minutes. The length of each MRI scan varies depending on what our radiologists are evaluating and if your MRI scan requires contrast fluid. If your wrist MRI test does require contrast fluid, the length of your procedure may be fifteen minutes longer. Once you exit the wrist MRI machine, you will be able to return to your daily activities. Our radiologists will begin to read your MRI test results as soon as possible to provide prompt, accurate wrist MRI results. Your physician will contact you once he or she receives your results.
How can I learn more about a wrist MRI scan?
Our radiologists at Park Avenue Radiologists would be happy to discuss a wrist MRI scan with you. For an appointment or additional information, please call 212.888.1000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or request an appointment online.