Most of the swelling had gone down by the time they ordered an MRI on my foot, which was good. They have to push on it and keep it from moving. They played music in a headset so the time in there, which was 25 minutes, went by quickly.
I had a scan of my right ankle a couple of weeks ago, I was made very comfortable even though they had to immobilise the ankle for the scan, they did so gently as its very painful. The scan itself was quite strange, i felt all the scans through my lower leg and ankle joints, it was like tiny 'punches' and at one stage caused a moderate pain in lower leg. The radiologist explained after that sometimes the magnets stimulate the nerves. But is was ok not horrific.
I was told to lie on a sliding bed with my head upon a pillow.My foot was supported in a padded cradle.half my body was slid into approx 2ft dia. tunnel for 30 minutes.Ear phones and music while the machine scanned.No discomfort.
Nothing to be afraid to have. Your head does not go into the tube. It takes 20 minues,uneventful other than the noise which wasnt that bad as they gave me earplugs. I did feel pins and needles slightly in my foot as the MRI was scanning. It took only 20 minutes not bad at all.
Thank you for the information on MRI ankle.. very very helpful..
I am very claustophobic and was told that I could handle the MRI on my ankle because only my leg would go in and i get the headset. Well, I went in up to the chest, I was not warned that I could become too warm triggering a slight menopausal flash. I couldn't get through the entire test without a mild panic attack toward the end and missed the last of six screenings. I'm only sharing this because, had I known more, I would have taken a mild anti-anxiety med before the exam and know it would've helped and I would've gotten through the exam. Take heed, it really isn't bad but if you have claustrophobia, speak with your doctor first. Just sayin....
I just had a scan of my left ankle two days ago, for 2 hours I had to immobilise my ankle which was killing me. Didn't feel anything throughout the scan but my foot got bit strain towards the end due to magnetic stimulation of the nerves. It wasn't too bad after all, my advice is to bring a friend along in the room or you will feel the longest hours in life with your leg "paralyzed". Don't understand why it took 2 hours instead of 30 minutes.
I'm getting an ankle MRI on Monday, and I'm a tad freaked about being placed in a tube... although from the looks of these posts, I may only be in it from the chest down... I certainly hope so!
I just had my ankle MRI'd on friday..Was very open & the room very cool...was given ear plugs...They immobilized the ankle & padded it to keep from any movement. I have been through these before & am claustrophobic. But have never had any problems as this only went up to my knees.. I too felt minor pings when it hit nerves & a little discomfort in the ankle itself...all minor compared to the damage that I suffered when I feel. Over all.. very pleasent & considerate & very easy .
had mri of the ankle done very bad the room was like a sci-fi and kept missing my husband who was just outside waiting for me felt like banging the door to let me out.
I had a MRI 1/2012, the doctor stated everything was normal, but I am still having pain in my left ankle. It feels like a burning sensation. My question,should the doctor ordered a MRI with Constrat instead of without to get a better reading.
I had an MRI today and yes it only goes up to you chest. It moved up a couple of times, I got kind of nervous. It was the longest 30 minutes every! The tech nurse told me the machine would be taking 6 to 7 picture which were 4 to 2 minutes each. It felt like pins and wanted to move so bad to scratch my leg! I was so glad when was over, I felt so uncomfortable, cold and vonerable. I pray never have another one any time soon.
My 10yr old daughter had her mri last week, she was worried about it. However we went straight in, the nurse was brilliant. She spoke to my daughter asked what kind of music she liked then took her on the room.
I was allowed inuntil she was ready to go.
20 minites later it was over. Daughter came out happy :-)
I had an MRI. It was a "no injection" (didn't use the dye) MRI. 30 minutes. Be sure you are positioned COMFORTABLY. I thought I was, but discovered I was basially laying on one hip side after I went "in." Had to stay that way for the whole time. Also, it's like...... once you go "in," something will itch and you gotta scratch. They can stop briefly if you "gotta scratch." About half way through my mouth was dry and I HAD to "cough." As another person mentioned, I, too, "felt" it, but it wasn't "punches." I felt tiny tiny "zings." I had to kick and scream to get an MRI. The first doctor I went to when I got injured didn't think it was required. I got a second opinion, doctor thought the problem was different than what the other doctor said, but still didn't think I needed MRI. Finally, I just screamed, "ONE DOCTOR SAID X, YOU SAID Y, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?" Got the MRI. Now I'm told it showed "something." I will find out soon.
my 14 yr old add/dyslexic, anxiety disorder daughter had an mri of her ankle...she was freaked out to start with...she has a hx of hepatic tumor so she thought she would have to have contrast and a needle but not so...everything was over in two hours, earbuds helped a lot....great kmc
Had an ankle MRI today.
Took about 35 minutes. I was on my back with only my legs in the machine. Wasn't too loud (and I had earplugs).
No pain or discomfort. Hopefully it finds something. (They said I'd receive results in 2-3 days.)
just waiting for mine,having to have left foot rebuilt as its collapsed and some bones fused together,will report back soon.best wishes to all.
I had an MRI done yesterday of my foot. I had X-Rays and were told foot not broken. Foot still swollen and hurts really bad. Doctor ordered an MRI. Don't know what it will show. It has been a week since I feel.
I had MRI of my ankle/lower extremity scheduled by PCP to test for CRPS formerly known as RSD. This was an L&I injury for self insured hospital. Their ortho surgeon (who 1st diagnosed the CRPS) canceled the test stating they dont have coils for lower extemities & have to "Jerry-rig head coils, so he could get all the information he needed from my standing x-rays. I have since learned that MRI's are one of the best test to rule in or out CRPS & the key to treatment is early, aggressive treatment or it will become irreversable. My question is do they have coils to fit lower extremities? My case is in mediation at the state level as ex employer is self insured for L&I & IME's have lied very well for their meal ticket
I was so afraid to have an MRI scheduled for 8/1/13 but when I got there I realized how silly that was. I was sticking out from about my waist up and I'm only 5'2" tall. They said it would take about 45 minutes but it felt like 20. I wore ear plugs because the machine is very very loud but no one should be afraid of an ankle MRI at all!
I had an MRI today on my foot....it was the most painful experience of my life and i hope i never have to go through it again! the whole time i felt like my foot was on fire. I felt the magnetic waves go up and down my legs, it was horrible, i was in tears! desperately wanting it to end. when i got up i told the nurse about the pain and that i had pins and needles, but he said it was proberly because of the posititon of my foot????