Arthrogram @ 3T Imaging of Morton Grove

An arthrogram is a X-ray study that uses a contrast injection to take pictures of a joint. Joints typically examined are the shoulder, hip, and knee. The contrast material is injected into your affected joint, which allows the doctor to see the soft tissue structures of your joint, such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, and your joint capsule. The dye helps the doctor identify structures that are not able to be seen on a plain X-ray without contrast material.

Reasons for an arthrogram is performed:

  • To identify problems in your joint capsule, ligaments, cartilage (including tears, degeneration, or disease), and the bones in the joint.
  • To identify abnormal growths or fluid-filled cysts.
  • To check needle placement before injecting a painkiller, such as a corticosteroid injection.

All other screening questions will be asked by our staff at the time of scheduling as well as the time of your exam.

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