MRI of the Hand and Wrist
The fine soft-tissue contrast resolution provided by our high-field, state-of-the-art MRI scanners allows for accurate identification and evaluation of a variety of traumatic injuries, arthropathies and neoplastic processes. Our units allow for very small field-of-view imaging at high resolutions.
Our high-field imaging of the hand can offer improved diagnostic outcomes through superior visualization of the articular cartilage and small supporting soft-tissue structures.
Dedicated multi-channel hand and wrist coils further optimize signal-to-noise ratios for better clarity and these coils facilitate optimal patient positioning.
MRI imaging of the hand is performed to evaluate:
- Thin articular hyaline cartilage as well as the ligaments and intrinsic structures of the hand and fingers
- Assessment of tendons, ligaments and intricate pulley systems of the fingers
- Accurately differentiate a partial-thickness tear from a complete tear and depict the length of tendon retraction
- Arthropathies of the hand and fingers
- MRI can help in diagnosis and monitoring treatment for conditions such as:
- Direct visualization of the articular cartilage, sub-chondral cysts and erosions before they are radiographically apparent
- Synovitis, Bursitis, Osteomyelitis, Osteitis
- Osteoarthritis, Psoratic, Septic and Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tumors, Neoplasms
- Soft-tissue lesions and tumors