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Musculoskeletal Radiology

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Radiology is imaging of the joints, bones, and soft tissues to diagnose disorders caused by injury, osteoarthritis, tumors, infection, inflammatory processes, as well as many more. Imaging modalities of MSK imaging include X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound. In addition to imaging, MSK Radiologists also perform minimally invasive procedures to aid in imaging (arthrograms), relieve pain (joint injections), or diagnose conditions with aspirations.  Naperville Radiologists have experienced Board-Certified Musculoskeletal Radiologists, who often work as consulting doctors for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and rheumatologists. Please see the procedures below for further information. 

Musculoskeletal Procedures

Arthrogram (Shoulder, Hip, Knee, etc.)

Arthrograms are image guided joint injections of pain medications for people with joint pain and/or contrast agents (i.e. dye) for people who need a closer examination of the minute structures within a joint. These joint injections can be performed commonly under x-ray guidance/fluoroscopy or under ultrasound guidance. If you and your physician think you are a candidate for an arthrogram and you have an order from your physician, please call Edward-Elmhurst Central Scheduling to schedule with Naperville Radiology at Edward Hospital at (630) 527-3200.

Joint Aspiration

Joint pain aspirations are image guided aspirations of fluid that is located within a joint such as the hip, knee, or shoulder. These aspirations can be performed commonly under x-ray guidance/fluoroscopy or under ultrasound guidance. The physician will utilize a small amount of lidocaine to numb the site before placing a small needle into the area of fluid. The fluid can be sent to laboratory for further evaluation. If you and your physician think you are a candidate for a joint aspiration and you have an order from your physician, please call Edward-Elmhurst Central Scheduling to schedule with Naperville Radiology at Edward Hospital at (630) 527-3200.

Joint Pain Injection

Joint pain injections are image guided injections with pain medication for people with joint pain. These joint injections can be performed commonly under x-ray guidance/fluoroscopy or under ultrasound guidance. The physician may utilize a small amount of contrast to confirm positioning of the needle prior to injecting the pain medication. If you and your physician think you are a candidate for a joint injection and you have an order from your physician, please call Edward-Elmhurst Central Scheduling to schedule with Naperville Radiology at Edward Hospital at (630) 527-3200.

Musculoskeletal MRI (MRI of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, etc.)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, ankle, and foot is a non-invasive imaging modality to better analyze joints.  There are numerous reasons why a MRI of the joint can be required such as pain, injury, infection and to get a better evaluation of the ligaments, bones and tendons. The examination can be completed with or without the injection of intravenous contrast. Naperville Radiologists have Board-Certified Radiologists who have extensive experience in interpreting musculoskeletal MRI. If you and your physician think you are in need of a MRI and you have an order from your physician, please call Edward-Elmhurst Central Scheduling to schedule with Naperville Radiology at Edward Hospital at (630) 527-3200.

Percutaneous Tenotomy (Tenex)

Percutaneous Tenotomy (i.e.Tenex)  is an image guided procedure performed under ultrasound to treat people with tendon related pain. In this procedure, the MSK radiologist uses a needle to enter a disease tendon under ultrasound guidance to treat for moderate tendon degenerative disease. The performance of this procedure usually allows for a quicker healing of the tendon and quicker relief from pain. This procedure is often times performed on the tendons of the elbow, ankle including the plantar fascia, knee, hip and shoulder regions. If you and your physician think you are a candidate for the Tenex procedure and you have an order from your physician, please call Edward-Elmhurst Central Scheduling to schedule with Naperville Radiology at Edward Hospital at (630) 527-3200.