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Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Mri Arthrogram (Overview)

An MRI arthrogram is an MRI of a joint after a contrast agent has been injected into the joint. The MRI is usually performed before and after the dye has been injected. Injecting the contrast agent into the joint often provides additional information not found on a regular study. It may show small tears or holes that would be missed on a regular study.


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What is the definition or description of: MRI arthrogram?

What is the definition or description of: MRI arthrogram?

MRI with injection: An MRI arthrogram is an MRI of a joint after a contrast agent has been injected into the joint. The MRI is usually performed before and after the dye has been injected. Injecting the contrast agent into the joint often provides additional information not found on a regular study. It may show small tears or holes that would be missed on a regular study. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
22 doctors shared insights

Mri Arthrogram (Overview)

An MRI arthrogram is an MRI of a joint after a contrast agent has been injected into the joint. The MRI is usually performed before and after the dye has been injected. Injecting the contrast agent into the joint often provides additional information not found on a regular study. It may show small tears or holes that would be missed on a regular study.


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Can a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

Can a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

Yes, but...: Not that much. When done by an experienced Doctor, the arthrogram should not be very painful. I have done over 15,000 arthrograms in the last 10 years, and most of my patients say it is not much more than a typical flu shot. You can google "DrNefcy.com" and go to arthrogram advice for more information. ...Read more

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Could a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

Could a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

A little: Me arthrograms involve placing a small needle into the joint and injecting a contrast agent. Typically, all you feel is a small numbing shot. About 5-10 seconds of discomfort. ...Read more

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How would I know if I got an infection from a shoulder MRI arthrogram?

How would I know if I got an infection from a shoulder MRI arthrogram?

Pain and limited : Movement and elevated temperature and some welling redness of the shoulder. After one to two days of the procedure. ...Read more

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My sister, 13 1/2, has to get an MRI arthrogram done on her left hand. Does it hurt? She was wondering. Ow and she is clusterphobic .

My sister, 13 1/2, has to get an MRI arthrogram done on her left hand. Does it hurt? She was wondering. Ow  and she is clusterphobic .

Yes, but...: Not too much. When performed by an experienced Doctor, the arthrogram should not hurt very much. I have done thousands of arthrograms, and most of my patients say it is similar to a flu shot. Teenagers are not a problem if you walk them throught the proceedure. Your sister can be premedicated for claustrophobia, if needed. For more information, google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advice. ...Read more

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Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

See Sports Expert: Recommend seeing a sports medicine fellowship trained physician. You could have multiple reasons for pain. Many times hairline fractures are not that easy to see right away. Also ligamentous issues are easy to miss as well. ...Read more

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Left shoulder MRI arthrogram- report states that sgh ligament is not seen. Does this mean it is completely torn? Will surgery be necessary?

Left shoulder MRI arthrogram- report states that sgh ligament is not seen.  Does this mean it is completely torn? Will surgery be necessary?

Depends: The SGHL is normally absent in about 10 percent of patients, so it may be torn or a normal variant. Additional findings of injury to the biceps tendon with subluxation, accompanied by pain with certain motions such as baseball throwing, will determine whether surgery is indicated. Surgery also depends on the patient's career and life style. Consultation with you Orthopedic Surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ; A very small subchondral cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum What does this mean?

MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ;
A very small subchondral  cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum

What does this mean?

Early DJD: Subchondral cysts mean cysts in the bone underneath the cartilage, and are a reaction of the bone to degenerative and stress related changes about the joint space. These are usually seen with some cartilage damage and narrowing of the joint space adjacent to the cyst. Many people are asymptomatic with small cysts. ...Read more

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S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiveness. ...Read more

Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


Arthrography (Definition)

Visualization of the joint with the use if intraarticular injections & imaging(usually x-ray, but may be ...Read more