What is a Wrist MRI?
Wrist MRI is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to help visualize the musculoskeletal structure of the hand in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in visualizing tumors, infection, inflammation; assessing shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tears and tendonitis; examining pain, swelling and deformity in the joint.
Who should get a Wrist MRI?
Wrist MRI is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Pain in the wrist/hand
- Muscle/ligament tear
Is there radiation involved?
No. An MRI is a painless radiology technique that has the advantages of avoiding radiation exposure.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.