Patients visiting the diagnostic and imaging department at Texas Orthopedic Hospital are treated by professionals who specialize in their fields.
All of our technologists are registered in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists; and our board-certified radiologists have fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging. We are also MRI-accredited by the American College of Radiology.
MRI is often used in orthopedics to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues for conditions including:
- Congenital abnormalities
- Bone marrow disease
- Herniation or degeneration of spinal discs
- Joint deterioration
- Monitor the results of corrective orthopedic procedures
CT or CAT scans are used to show images of bones, muscles, fat and organs. It provides more detailed information than standard X-rays, and is used in orthopedics to assess bone and joint health, and look for lesions, fractures, or other abnormalities.
MRI and CT modalities are often used in orthopedics to conduct an arthrogram, a study that involves injecting contrast into joints. The radiologist can then clearly see the anatomy and function of the joint.
Additional imaging services at Texas Orthopedic Hospital include:
- Fluoroscopy - a steady beam of X-ray that allows the radiologist to view parts of the body, as well as movement within the body.
- X-ray - one of the oldest and most effective diagnostic tools that produces a picture of the body’s bones and tissues.
- Ultrasound - does not use radiation to obtain images. Instead, it involves the use of high- frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body.
The imaging department at Texas Orthopedic Hospital may be able to accommodate same-day appointments, and we also provide flexible scheduling.