Arthrogram

Tell your health care provider if:

  • You are or may be pregnant

  • You have any allergies

  • You have any bleeding problems or take blood thinners or other medications, including aspirin

An arthrogram is an imaging study used to assess your joint problem. Contrast fluid is injected into the joint being studied. Then, x-ray or computed tomography (CT) is used to create images.


Man lying on table under x-ray machine. Healthcare provider wearing led vest is looking at monitor and injecting fluid into man's shoulder.
X-rays are used during an arthrogram to create images of your joint.

Before Your Test

During Your Test

After Your Test

Call Your Doctor If:

  • You have pain or swelling that doesn’t improve by 2 days after your test

  • You have a fever