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An arthrogram involves an injection of iodinated and MRI contrast medium (dye) into your joint before an MRI scan.
The injection is performed with local anaesthetic and under x-ray guidance. The arthrogram injection usually takes 20-30 minutes. After the arthrogram injection, patients are taken to the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) for a scan.
An MRI scanner uses a strong magnetic field to produce high quality, cross sectional images of internal body structures. It can take 30-60 minutes depending on which joint will be scanned.
The MR arthrogram is performed by a radiographer and your results are reported by a Consultant Radiologist, who will then write a report on the findings. This should reach your referring doctor within 24-48 hours.
Imaging department opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Saturdays: 9.00am - 12.00pm (by appointment only)
Imaging Services Manager: 0207 881 4005
Imaging Appointments: 0207 730 3759
MRI, CT, bone densitometry, digital mammography, fluoroscopy, OPG, ultrasound, urodynamics, ERCP, interventional radiology, general radiography
8am - 6pm Monday to Friday
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