Magnetic resonance imaging refers to one of the most informative diagnostic methods used in modern medicine, and allows to get three-dimensional layered image of an organ or tissue, which are obtained by scanning by X-ray beam. An examination of the doctor can not only consider in detail all its interesting tissues and organs, but also to display the image on the computer screen and save your images in the form of images.
MRI of the hip joint is performed in all patients, including young children, and has become very popular as an informative diagnostic method. This was made possible thanks to the fact that the MRI does not use X-rays.
During the diagnosis, the doctor may observe not only the structure of bones and joints, but also to evaluate all the processes occurring in them. These include inflammatory diseases, injuries, soft tissue condition, the presence of nonunion, nerve fibers, vasculature and taken separately large vessels.
Diagnostic method of magnetic resonance imaging of the joints allows a series of images that are stored in a three-dimensional image and allows to consider carefully and establish a kind of joint pathology.
This examination is particularly important before the operation, when the plan is drawn up before surgery. That is why this method has become indispensable in surgery and traumatology.
Indications for MRI of the hip joint holding:
- All joint pathology in children (juvenile idiopathic arthritis, pseudarthrosis, fractures, tumors).
- Fractures of the coxofemoral bones in adults.
- Breaks of the articular lip and inflammatory disease of the hip joint.
- Tumors of hip joint bone and surrounding soft tissues.
- Arthritis, osteoporosis, arthritis of the hip joint.
- Infectious diseases that have caused the hip joint pathology.
- Perthes disease
- Avascular necrosis.
- Softening of the femoral head.
The procedure of the MRI of the hip
To obtain sharp images of soft tissues at the time of diagnosis, a strong magnetic field is used, which allows you to consider in detail the existing pathology of tendons, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels of the hip. This capability makes it an indispensable diagnostic procedure for the diagnosis of injuries in athletes and occupational injuries.