arthrogram


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arthrogram

 
1. a radiographic record after introduction of opaque contrast material into a joint.
2. a nuclear medicine study used to detect the loosening of a prosthetic device.

ar·thro·gram

(ar'thrō-gram),
Imaging of a joint following the introduction of a contrast agent into the joint capsule to enhance visualization of the intraarticular structures.
[arthro- + G. gramma, a writing]

arthrogram

[är′thrəgram]
1 a radiographic record after introduction of opaque contrast material into a joint.
2 a nuclear medicine study used to detect the loosening of a prosthetic device.

arthrogram

An X-ray image obtained by arthrography, see there.

ar·thro·gram

(ahr'thrō-gram)
Radiograph of a joint; usually implies the introduction of a contrast agent into the joint capsule.
[arthro- + G. gramma, a writing]

Arthrogram

A test done by injecting dye into the shoulder joint and then taking x-rays. Areas where the dye leaks out indicate a tear in the tendons.
Mentioned in: Rotator Cuff Injury

arthrogram

; arthrograph joint radiograph subsequent to intra-articular injection of contrast medium, to visualize the quality of joint surfaces or reveal joint ligament tears (see plantar plate rupture)
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If I feel well enough to play tomorrow and the arthrogram is negative I will play because I want to be on the ice.
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Langston underwent a CT arthrogram, which revealed no loose bone chips, and was given anti-inflammatory medication.
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This technique is more difficult in the primary portal; however, the outline of the labrum can often be appreciated on the air arthrogram of the hip joint and subsequently avoided.