An arthrogram will help your doctor to get a better visual of the joints inside of your body more so than a routine MRI. During this radiographic procedure, the radiologist injects contrast material into the joint before the MRI exam is completed.
You may not be able to have an MRI if you have one of the following:
- Cardiac pacemaker
- Cerebral aneurysm clip
- Metallic implants
- Cochlear implants
- Metal fragments in your eye or other parts of your body
- Prosthetic implants
- Women who are pregnant
Please be sure your physician and the MRI staff are aware of any of these conditions. If you have any questions, be sure to ask.