What is an MRI hip scan?
An MRI Hip Scan can immediately provide clarity on the cause of the problems, such as bursitis, stressing or straining the hip muscles, joint pain, wear of the hip joint (head) and other restrictions on movement. The physician can properly see the hip joint, wear (arthrosis) and other bone abnormalities on these images.
At Prescan, you can have an MRI Hip Scan without a referral from your GP. You therefore do not have any long waiting periods. You can frequently be helped within a week. You receive the results and expert advice from a physician the following week after the examination so that you know where you stand. The advantage is that you could start on a possible course of treatment at an early stage. That increases the chance of a cure or recovery.
A bone scan of the hip
An MRI Hip Scan is also referred to as a Bone Scan of the Hip MRI is an examination technique where 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, where the hip is mapped with a very limited dose of X-rays.
The magnetic field and the radiofrequency waves are not harmful to your health. During scanning, you lie on a comfortable couch, which is pushed into a kind of tunnel. The tunnel 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, to put you at ease. In addition, during the MRI scan, you have a bell that you can use to interrupt the scan in emergencies.
What does an MRI scan of the hip cost?
One of the nurses will gladly advise you of the options for undergoing an MRI scan in a personal advisory consultation.