What is radiographic arthrography?

Arthrography is a type of imaging test used to look at a joint, such as the shoulder, knee, or hip. It may be done if standard X-rays do not show the needed details of the joint structure and function.

Who performs arthrogram?

When should I know the results of the test? The radiologist who performed your arthrogram will review the pictures taken of your joint. They will alert your provider to the test results, usually within 24 hours after the test.

How long does a hip MRI arthrogram take?

The arthrogram itself usually takes about 15 minutes. You may then have to wait a short time before having the scan performed. A subsequent MRI scan may take 30-45 minutes, depending on the joint and the number of scans that have to be done.

Can you drive after arthrogram and MRI of right hip?

After the procedure the joint will feel slightly unusual until the body has drained away all the injected fluid. We recommend that you do not drive or exercise for 24 hours after the procedure.

Does hip MRI with contrast hurt?

The contrast material sometimes irritates the joint causing pain. We recommend applying ice bag to the hip for about 15 minutes 3 or 4 hours after the study is done. There are no restrictions following the procedure. The tight sensation will wear off as the body resorbs the contrast over the next 24 hours.

Can I drive after a hip Arthrogram?

After the procedure the joint will feel slightly unusual until the body has drained away all the injected fluid. We recommend that you do not drive or exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. When will I know the results?

What does hip MRI with contrast show?

A MRI can pick up stress fractures or even bone bruises that a plain x-ray will usually miss. It can also detect the early findings of arthritis, even when the x-rays are normal, because it can show changes in your cartilage and the underlying bone.