This test uses magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of the hip joint.
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the hip uses magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of the structures in and around the hip joint. Your healthcare provider may order an MRI of your hip joint to:
An MRI of the hip is generally done when the results will likely affect treatment.
MRI machines use powerful magnets, so tell your health care provider if you have any metal or medical devices in your body.
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?
Remind your health care provider if there are any metal(s) or medical device(s) in your body.
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