We routinely do arthrograms for shoulders, hips, wrists, and more. This is a two-part exam which shows more detail of your joint than an MRI scan itself. Dye or contrast is injected by a needle into a joint by our Radiologist. This injection is performed under fluoroscopy (X-ray). After the injection is complete, we then take pictures with the MRI scanner.
Fluoroscopy is a procedure that provides real-time X-ray imaging that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnosing and interventional procedures. We use Fluoroscopy for Direct Arthrogram and Therapeutic services.
A fluoroscopy-guided injections involve injecting medicine directly into a joint. When used for therapeutic reasons it combines a corticosteroid and numbing agent. These injections can help diagnose the source of pain as well as alleviate discomfort.
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