Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz Amalsadilmn / M / 68 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzgar / Dr. Abc Xyza.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Ankle & Foot.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain and swelling over the left foot since 2 1/2 months.
Known diabetic. On Rx.
M.R.I. of the left ankle and foot was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted (with fat saturation) axial images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and STIR coronal images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and GRASS (with fat saturation) sagittal images.
There are diffuse irregularly defined areas of hypointensity on the T1 Weighted images which turn hyperintense on the GRASS and STIR images within the subcutaneous soft tissues along the dorsum of the left foot anterior to the left ankle and lateral aspect of the left foot.
Fluid (hypointense on the T1 Weighted images and hyperintense on the STIR, T2 Weighted and GRASS images) is seen within the left ankle joint.
The visualized bones show normal configuration and signal intensity. No obvious bone destruction or erosion is evident.
The visualized tendons and ligament show normal signal intensity.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Areas of altered signal within the subcutaneous soft tissues along the lateral aspect and dorsum of the left foot and anterior to the left ankle are most likely inflammatory in etiology.
2. Fluid in the left ankle joint.