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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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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