Why get an MRI scan of the hip?
Persistent hip complaints are quite painful and tiresome and can significantly limit your daily movements. You might (often unconsciously) adopt a different gait, which can lead to more complaints developing. It is important to find out what is going on as soon as possible.
A bone scan of the hip
An MRI hip scan, also referred to as a bone scan of the hip MRI, is an examination technique in which hundreds of images are taken of your hip joint by using a large magnetic field. This provides a physician with a better view of any possible abnormality or disease than an X-ray. MRI is not the same as a CT-scan hip, in which the hip is mapped with a very limited dose of X-rays.
The magnetic field and radiofrequency waves are not harmful to your health. During scanning, you lie on a comfortable couch, which is pushed into a kind of tunnel that is open at both the front and back. If you find lying in the tunnel claustrophobic, you may have someone with you in the MRI room. A nurse will be on stand-by to provide information and, if necessary, put you at ease. In addition, during the MRI scan, you have a bell you can use to interrupt the scan in case of emergency.
- A scan in our clinic within one week
- Medical specialists
- Direct contact with the GP
- Examination without referral
- Includes a CD-ROM with images