MRI Scan Without Dye - Ankle

This test uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in your ankle joint.




This test uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in your ankle joint.



A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the ankle uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the bones and other tissues in your ankle joint. Your healthcare provider may order an MRI to:

  • Find the cause of persistent ankle pain
  • Evaluate problems with your ankle joint
  • Evaluate an injury to your ankle joint

MRI machines use powerful magnets, so tell your health care provider if you have any metal or medical devices in your body.

  • You must lie still during the exam, because moving could blur the images.
  • If you are pregnant and your health care provider feels an MRI would give helpful information, he or she may order this test. Be sure to talk about the benefits and risks of the test with your health care provider.
  • An MRI can take up to an hour, but newer machines may be much faster.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is my diagnosis and the reason for the test? Are the test results likely to change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?
  • Are there any less expensive, but effective, alternatives to my getting this test?

Remind your health care provider if there are any metal(s) or medical device(s) in your body.

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

MRI Scan Without Dye - Ankle
MRI Scan
MRI Ankle
Ankle Scan
Ankle MRI


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