Orthopedic Imaging (Arthrogram)
An MRI of your joint or extremity can help identify the source of discomfort or pain. This method is also useful for determining the condition of cartilage and soft tissue, assessing inflammation, and even identifying tumors. It can diagnose tendon, ligament, bone or cartilage issues which can result from exercise, injury, arthritis or repetitive use. Arthrography involves injecting contrast material into the joint itself prior to performing CT or MRI in order to detect subtle disease involving the ligaments, tendons and menisci.