About the Scan – MR Arthrography

SMIL offers arthrography to evaluate and diagnose pain and abnormalities in the joints. Arthrography is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination that uses an injection of special contrast material directly into the joint.

The special contrast material outlines the structures within the joints and allows SMIL radiologists to view accurate images of the joint being examined.

MR arthrography images help SMIL radiologists evaluate alterations in the structure and function of a joint and help to determine the possible need for treatment. The procedure is most often used to identify abnormalities within the:

  • Shoulder
  • Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Elbow

Learn how to prepare for a MR arthrography scan in the preparations for MR arthrography section.

Find out if MR arthrography is right for you in the benefits and risks of MR arthrography section.

For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.


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