What is a MRI Arthrogram?
An MRI arthorgram is an imaging study conducted to diagnose an issue within a joint. The exam is done in two parts and usually with the aid of a contrast agent called gadolinium that will help to highlight the visualization of joint structures and improve the MRI evaluation.
Who should get this test?
This exam has 2 parts. First you will have an arthrogram and then an MRI. This 2-part exam shows more details of your joint than an MRI by itself. It will help your healthcare provider decide which treatment is best for your medical condition. An arthrogram is used to:
- Identify the presence of abnormal growths or cysts.
- For diagnosis of complete rotator cuff tears, adhesive capsulitis, tear of the rotator interval, disorders of the biceps tendon and impingemetn syndrome.
Is there radiation involved?
No. An MRI is a painless radiology technique that has the advantages of avoiding radiation exposure.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.