Texas Orthopedic Hospital offers leading-edge orthopedic diagnostic and interventional radiology services to patients of all ages.
Diagnostic Imaging Services
Many bone and joint conditions can be difficult to diagnose without a clear view of the affected and surrounding areas. Internal imaging techniques allow your orthopedist to accurately assess your condition, without having to rely solely on a physical exam or perform exploratory surgery.
Diagnostic imaging services at Texas Orthopedic Hospital include:
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a crucial component of orthopedic diagnostic services. In MRI, a computer program produces an image from powerful magnets and radio waves. MRI allows specialists at Texas Orthopedic Hospital to examine bones, joints and soft tissues for conditions such as:
- Herniation or degeneration of spinal discs
- Sports Injuries
- Joint deterioration/arthritis
- Congenital abnormalities
- Bone marrow disease
MRI also allows the orthopedists at Teas Orthopedic Hospital to monitor the progress of corrective orthopedic procedures. At Texas Orthopedic Hospital, multiple MRIs enable us to offer flexible scheduling, and we have special equipment to accommodate claustrophobic patients.
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT or CAT scan is a series of X-rays merged by a computer to produce cross-sectional images of bones, muscles, fat and organs. A CT scan provides more detailed information than standard X-rays can provide. Our orthopedic imaging specialists use CT to assess bone and joint health and to look for lesions, fractures or other abnormalities.
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that employs a steady beam of X-ray to allow a radiologist to view parts of the body and movement within the body, in real time. This technique is used by orthopedists to evaluate specific areas of the body, including the bones, muscles and joints.
An arthrogram is a diagnostic procedure that utilizes fluoroscopy in conjunction with MRI or CT. During this procedure, contrast dye is injected into a joint to highlight the area being scanned. This enables the radiologist to clearly see the anatomy and function of the joint(s) being studied.
One of the oldest and most effective diagnostic tools, an X-ray uses small amounts of radiation to produce a picture of the body’s bones and tissues. While X-rays are useful in diagnosing bone fractures, infections, arthritis and defects.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves instead of ionizing radiation to create real-time images of organs and systems within the body. Orthopedists use ultrasounds to view soft tissues to detect tendon tears and injuries.
Interventional Radiology Services
Our radiologists specialize in the use of fluoroscopy, CT and ultrasound to guide minimally-invasive procedures, such as:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
- Steroid injections
- Aspirations and biopsies
- Cryoneurolysis injections: cutting-edge nerve-freezing procedure performed at Texas Orthopedic Hospital. These injections are most commonly used prior to total knee replacement surgery, to significantly reduce post-operative pain, enhance physical therapy, increase range of motion and improve a patient’s overall post-operative results.
Orthopedic Imaging Specialists
All of the technologists at Texas Orthopedic Hospital are registered in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Our board-certified radiologists have fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging, and we are MRI-accredited by the American College of Radiology.