MRI of the pelvis and hip is very useful in determining the source of either acute or chronic pain in the pelvis. The common causes of pain in the hip and pelvis include: fractures, muscles strains, muscle tears, bursitis, arthritis and osteonecrosis (AVN). If your ordering physician is interested in evaluating the labrum a specialized examination called MR arthrography is suggested.
A specialized coil will be placed around the pelvis. You will lie on your back for about 30 minutes in the MRI machine.