LakePointe Imaging Center is your complete imaging solution. We’re proud to offer arthrogram studies for orthopedic shoulder, hip and knee studies performed by our in-house radiologist. Diagnostic arthrograms provide a detailed look at potential joint damage through the use of contrast liquid injected directly into the joint via a small needle. The radiologist guides the needle into the joint using a fluoroscopy imaging device.
Once the needle reaches the joint and the contrast liquid injected, a series of X-rays are taken of the affected joint. The radiologist and the ordering physician will study the images in order to assess the joint’s condition and to determine the best plan of care.
Therapeutic arthrograms are also performed at LakePointe Imaging. Therapeutic arthrograms allow for the injection of anti-inflammatory agents, such as cortisone, directly into certain joints to maximize relief.