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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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2 Labral tears * (45,46) 1b 75-89 97-100 25 Plain arthrogram Rotator cuff tears Partial (47) 1b 70 -- -- Complete (41) 1b 50 96 13 CT arthrogram Rotator cuff tears Partial (47) 1b 70 -- -- Complete (47) 1b 95 -- -- Overall (47) 1b 86 98 25 Ultrasound Rotator cuff tears Partial (47) 1b 80 -- -- Complete (47,48) 1b 90-100 85 6.
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26) An ultrasound or arthrogram may be performed to evaluate for evidence of intra-articular infection, such as a distended joint space.
4,5) The effect of MRI arthrography on clinical outcomes is not clear, though, and an MRI arthrogram is invasive, causes discomfort with needle placement, and exposes the patient to the potential for an adverse reaction from the contrast.
TABLE 3 Imaging tests to diagnose shoulder pain Diagnostic Study quality test (1A-5) * Sensitivity Specificity MRI Rotator cuff tears Partial (28) 2B 82 85 Complete (15) 1B 81 78 Overall (16,29,30) 2B 89-96 49-100 Impingement (28) 2B 93 87 Labral tears (31,32) 1B 75-89 97-100 Plain arthrogram Rotator cuff tears Partial (33) 1B 70 -- Complete (150 1A 50 96 CT arthrogram Rotator cuff tears Partial (33) 1B 70 -- Complete (33) 1B 95 -- Overall (33) 1B 86 98 Ultrasound Rotator cuff tears Partial (33) 1B 80 -- Complete (33) 1B 90 -- Overall (33, 34) 1B 86 91 Diagnostic test LR+ LR- PV+ PV- MRI Rotator cuff tears Partial (28) 5.
Diagnosis based on imaging by an arthrogram or stress radiograph was required.
5 cc) should be injected to exclude a vascular injection and, in intra-articular injections, to perform a facet arthrogram (if this is not performed, the report and CPT charge should be adjusted).