Diagnostic imaging techniques help narrow the causes of an injury or illness and ensure that the diagnosis is accurate. These techniques include x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
These imaging tools let your doctor look inside your body to get a picture of your bones, organs, muscles, tendons, nerves, and cartilage. This is a way the doctor can determine if there are any abnormalities and provide a treatment plan based on results.
We take the responsibility of providing you with a quality test seriously, so you and your provider can focus on healing rather than uncertainly.
- Computed Tomography (CT) uses special x-ray equipment to obtain information from different angles around the body. Computers are then used to process the information and create cross-sectional images that appear as “slices” of the body and organs. A CT scanner, sometimes called CAT (computerized axial tomography), is a special kind of x-ray machine for examining structures and organs within the body. CT is fast, patient friendly and has the unique ability to image a combination of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, radiation free way to diagnose abnormalities. MRI utilizes the power of magnets, radio frequencies and computer photographic techniques to create a clear picture of the body’s internal structures, allowing physicians to accurately detect and define the differences between healthy and damaged tissues.
- Digital X-Ray. The x-ray is digitized to a computerized image, which allows the Radiologist to change the image for a better interpretation. This digitized image can be electronically stored for easy physician and patient image retrieval.