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A 38-year-old male asked:

Is mr arthrography of the hip joint a fancy way of saying mri of the hip with contrast media (gadalinium)?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Yes and no.: A standard MRI with contrast usually implies an intravenous injection of gadolinium. An MRI arthrogram means that the contrast is injected directly into the joint space, usually with fluoroscopic guidance of the needle.
Last updated Jan 30, 2015
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