Arthrogram - Definition

February 2017


Definition


An arthrogram is a medical technique producing imagery which highlights tissues that are invisible to radiography, notably of the joints and organs. The arthrogram works by an injection of an iodine-containing product into the joint, in order to make it appear opaque. The resulting image highlights the joint in its totality, meaning the ligaments, tendons, joint discs and cartilage, in order to detect anomalies. This technique is not recommended for pregnant women.

Related

Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 5, 2013 at 08:30 AM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Arthrogram - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).