An MRI of the sternum, sterno-clavicular joint or sterno-costal joint is performed when you have chronic pain or a fresh trauma. Fractures, inflammatory changes (for example arthritis), degenerative changes, tumours or lymph nodes can be shown.
What is the procedure?
The examination is performed in prone position with your head first. It is important that you lie comfortably, so please tell us if you need more pillows or other support. The examination takes 20 to 25 minutes and you need to remain still during the examination.
When is contrast material being used?
For most examinations contrast material intravenously is required. This makes it possible to better recognize diseases and differentiate them from one another.