This test uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in your lower extremity (leg).
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the lower extremity (leg) is a test that uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in your lower extremity (leg). While an MRI can show pictures of joints, this study is designed to give detailed pictures of the non-joint structures in your leg.
Your healthcare provider may order an MRI of your leg to:
MRI machines use powerful magnets, so tell your health care provider if you have any metal or medical devices in your body.
If you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of the test.
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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