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:

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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Appt started on time. Technician was pleasant and professional.
, Dec 18, 2017
I have to have X-rays every time I see the doctor due to the injuries. And I go here because he can access these fries office. This time it was a much better experience. It seems though they aren’t all on theme page. I always request a Cd of the XRays and the X-ray tech gave nepme a green card and said give it to the receptionist, she’ll write you name on it and hold it al the counter so she remembers she is waiting for it.....I tell thee ratio it’s this, she takes a sticky note , writes my last name on it and places it on her desk which is floating in papers.....the card you take out there is bright green and about 5x8...if she’d kept that she could hand it it worked out....but why doesn’t the left hand know what the right hand is doing. And which one of them intend the X-Ray tech was the manager of the department......so
, Dec 5, 2017
The staff was so very kind and helpful! The X-ray room was rather small though. It was hard to get in with my knee scooter. But the tech was so kind to help me navigate and move things. Everyone was great!
, Mar 7, 2018
Very nice building. Welcoming and pleasant space and atmosphere. The appointment was fast and efficient.
, Feb 1, 2018
How lucky I am to have SMIL. The most professional, skilled and caring people on earth are always there for me. Tough MRI for elbow but they put me at ease and did everything possible for my comfort. Thanks again - you’re the best! Linda K. Helm
, Oct 15, 2018