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What is digital subtraction arthrography?

What is digital subtraction arthrography?

Specific xray series: Digital subtraction arthography is a special radiographic technique in which the black and white sequence is reversed on the image. It is used to as an additional technique to allow the radiologist to assess different body parts, including the joints and blood vessels. ...Read more

Arthrography (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: arthrography?

What is the definition or description of: arthrography?

Arthrography: Visualization of the joint with the use if intraarticular injections & imaging(usually x-ray, but may be with ct or mri.). ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the arthrography?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the arthrography?

Local: Local anesthesia is used during the exam to reduce pain from the needle placement into the joint space. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a description of 'digital subtraction arthrography'?

Can anyone give me a description of 'digital subtraction arthrography'?

Computer Aided: Dye is injected into the involved joint and images are obtained. Images of the same joint in the same position are then "subtracted" by the computer (the "digital" part ) which leaves images of just the joint with the bone removed. ...Read more

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Where is an arthrography usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an arthrography usually done? At a hospital?

Or an imaging center: Arthrography can be done at a hospital or at a place that does specifically radiology procedures like MRI or other imaging tests. ...Read more

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Has anyone had distension arthrography for frozen shoulder?

Has anyone had distension arthrography for frozen shoulder?

Not sure: As mentioned in prior q, shoulder prob should be seen by shoulder expert. Arthrography is seeing the joint through a scope and the injecting medicine directly into joint, or dye to see it better, if air is injected, it will distend area to some degree. Check w the expert. ...Read more

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Can an MRI arthrography cause severe pain on my hip?

Can an MRI arthrography cause severe pain on my hip?

MRI arthrogram: The hip joint has relatively small volume with tight capsule and can be quite sensitive to stretch of any injected fluid. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe pain after a MRI arthrography on my hip?

Is it normal to have severe pain after a MRI arthrography on my hip?

No.: How soon after the arthrogram did you begin having severe pain? Infection is a relatively rare but serious complication of arthrography. Call your doctor and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had arthrography MRI on my shoulder today and im having severe pain. Should u take pain meds?

Had arthrography MRI on my shoulder today and im having severe pain. Should u take pain meds?

Yes and No: You should not use any narcotic medication for joint pain related to arthrograms. NSAID such as motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. I think that joint pains related to the arthrogram can in part be related to a patient's sensitivity to one or more of the drugs used in the study, but not an allergy as such. Many of my patients get good relief with adding 25 mg of benedryl orally with the NSAID. ...Read more

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Severe pain after a MRI arthrography on my hip. Take aspirin?

Severe pain after a MRI arthrography on my hip. Take aspirin?

Not unusual: An MRI arthrogram is preformed usually injecting gadolinium and iodinated contrast. One could have allergy reaction to either. Pain after this study is rarely sever. Talk to doctor who did the study. Infection or blood in the joint could produce pain. Rather than taking a pain med do not overlook the possibility of an adverse reaction. If clear for adverse reaction any mild pain medicate is ok. ...Read more

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Is MR arthrography of the hip joint a fancy way of saying MRI of the hip with contrast media (Gadalinium)?

Is MR arthrography of the hip joint a fancy way of saying MRI of the hip with contrast media (Gadalinium)?

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. ...Read more

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Using a Tesla 3 MRI s it possible to have a normal MRI of hip and then in the same session have a MR-guided MR arthrography of the hip joint?

Yes: Yes you can have both. MRI contrast is injected into hip joint and MRI repeated. Theory being that if MRI without contrast revealed the problem no further testing needed. If it was normal a repeat MRI with contrast in joint may show abnormalities not seen on the first study without contrast. (Gadalinium) ...Read more

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How much does an arthrogram of the shoulder cost?

How much does an arthrogram of the shoulder cost?

Varies: Besides an mri, an arthrogram of the shoulder can also be done with a ct scan to look for a torn rotator cuff if a patient can't have an MRI due to contraindications such as pacemakers/defibrillators, other metal objects in the body that are not compatible with mri. ...Read more

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What iss mra/mr arthrogram?

What iss mra/mr arthrogram?

MRI : After the injection of gadolinium into the joint being examined. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Does mr arthrogram hurt?

Does  mr arthrogram hurt?

Yes: Small pinch when local anesthesia injected. Slightly larger pinch when needle enters the joint. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Anybody know how much a wrist arthrogram costs?

Anybody know how much a wrist arthrogram costs?

$550: Costs on MRI or MRI with contrast vary. We use a MRI place in denver that costs 450 for non contrast and 550 for contrast MRI any body part. Our hospital will charge you 2500. ...Read more

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Arthrogram on my shoulder about 4 hours ago. How long does the lidocaine last, what to do?

Arthrogram on my shoulder about 4 hours ago. How long does the lidocaine last, what to do?

Depends on agent: If you received Lidocaine alone only an hour so I do not think you received that. Lidocaine with Epinephrine would last 2-3 hours you may have received that drug. If they used Marcaine the duration can go as long as 8 -20 hours. Best to ask the doctor in all likelihood it will wear off in the next few hours then supportive medication should be fine look at what was written in your post care plan. ...Read more

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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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How long do I have to wait before going to work after shoulder mr arthrogram?

How long do I have to wait before going to work after shoulder mr arthrogram?

Next day: I prefer my patients to relax, and restrict activities on the day of an arthrogram. Many patients feel better after an arthrogram due to the anesthesia injected with the contrast, and want to do something. A patient may injure themselves with activity if the pain is gone only due to this medication. I tell my patients that they may return to normal activities the next day. ...Read more

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