A CT arthrogram is a two-part procedure performed to aid in the diagnosis of subtle abnormalities in the joints of the extremities, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
A CT arthrogram typically takes about an hour: 30 minutes for the injection and 30-45 minutes for the CT scan.
During the first part of a CT arthrogram, contrast is injected into the joint space under x-ray guidance. The contrast material serves to illuminate the joint space during imaging.
The second part of a CT arthrogram is to capture images of the joint.
Your images will be interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists. The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider who will then contact you to discuss the results.