MRI Arthrography

Advanced Radiology can use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to study a joint, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee or ankle. This type of exam is called Arthrography. Typically, a contrast agent is injected into the joint so the structure of the joint including ligaments and cartilage becomes easier to see.

MRI arthrography exams are available at the following
Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Stamford – 1259 East Main Street

Stratford – 2876 Main Street

Most surgical implants are safe to scan but please notify your physician and the technologist if you have had any procedures with an implanted device. Some examples of surgical implanted devices are listed below. If you are not sure if your device is safe please call us before your exam.

  • Have a pacemaker, stent, artificial heart valves, vascular implant or neuro stimulator
  • Have had surgery to add any foreign material to your body that is plastic, wire or metal, including metallic chips, surgical or brain aneurysm clips, metallic ear implants, artificial joints, metallic bone plates, or prosthetic devices)
  • Have chemotherapy or insulin pumps
  • Had an injury to the body that involves metal objects (bullets, shrapnel, etc.)
  • Had an injury to the eye involving metal (grinding metal)
  • Had prior surgeries


No preparation is needed for an arthrography exam.

NOTE FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS: Advanced Radiology offers MRI studies for children older than 6 years of age who are able to remain still during the exam.