MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a state of the art imaging technique that allows physicians to visualize structures and anatomy within the body with amazing detail. This is accomplished without radiation exposure; instead MRI utilizes a magnetic field and radio frequency pulses. The procedure is painless. Occasionally, an injection of contrast may be used to provide better detail. The contrast is a natural earth element and is introduced intravenously similar to a blood test.
A procedure that introduces a contrast medium (dye) into the joint via injection for better visualization of small joint anatomy (e.g. labrum)
A pain relief medication is introduced into the joint (or other anatomy) using x-ray guidance.
An imaging service that provides information about bony anatomy (e.g. fractures).