How painful is an MRI arthrogram?

How painful is an MRI arthrogram?

Is an arthrogram painful? Not usually. You may feel slight discomfort when your provider releases the contrast material into the joint.

Do you get put to sleep for an arthrogram?

If IV contrast is necessary, you will require an IV to be placed so that the radiology technician can deliver the appropriate contrast. It is not typical to undergo general anesthesia for the placement of an IV because general anesthesia in and of itself requires IV medications.

What to expect during an arthrogram procedure at CDI?

You will be instructed to remove clothing or jewelry near the joint;

  • You will receive a local anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort you might experience during the procedure;
  • Once the area is numb,a thin needle will be used to inject contrast material into the joint;
  • How to recover from an arthrogram?

    You may be given a shot of anesthesia to numb the area around your joint. A long,thin needle will be put into your joint space.

  • A small amount of contrast liquid will be injected into your joint. The liquid will help make sure the needle is in the right area.
  • The needle will be removed.
  • What is the difference between a MRI and an arthrogram?

    What is the difference between an MRI and an arthrogram? An Arthrogram uses fluoroscopy and an MRI to specifically diagnoses injuries in the joint structures that an MRI alone would likely miss. MRIs can be ordered with contrast that is delivered intravenously, while an Arthrogram has contrast needle-guided directly into the injured joint.

    How to prepare for an arthrogram exam?

    Before Your Arthrogram. You may need to bring in copies of other studies you’ve had done.

  • During Your Arthrogram. Contrast fluid is injected into your joint and X-ray images are taken.
  • After Your Arthrogram. Let your doctor know if you have any pain or swelling more than two days after your exam or if you have a fever.