MR shoulder arthrography is a frequently ordered study in the pediatric population for shoulder symptoms relating to sports injuries. The traditional technique for injecting contrast into the shoulder joint has been with fluoroscopy. Following principles of ALARA, we set out to find ways to reduce or eliminate radiation from the procedure. Ultrasound has been utilized increasingly for diagnosing musculoskeletal pathology and is a well-established technique in the adult population to guide joint injection of medication. This educational exhibit aims to discuss how we implemented this technique at our hospital, outline tips and pitfalls we learned along the way, and discuss benefits and drawbacks with the procedure.
IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition