Extremities and Joint Imaging (MSK)
MRI is the most accurate examination for looking at joints. It can clearly show the surrounding ligaments, cartilage and muscles. MRI is good for both sporting injuries and showing damage from degeneration.
This scan involves an injecting of contrast into either your shoulder or hip joint. We do this under ultrasound guidance. The MRI examination is very sensitive at showing small tears to a particular structure within these joints.
You will be unable to drive yourself home after this examination or do any heavy lifting or contact sports for the next 24-48 hours.