Texas Orthopedic Hospital offers leading-edge orthopedic diagnostic services to patients of all ages. Many bone and joint conditions can be difficult to diagnose without a clear view of the affected and surrounding area. Internal imaging techniques allow your orthopedist to assess your condition accurately without having to rely on a physical exam or perform exploratory surgery.
Our Diagnostic Imaging Services
Our comprehensive approach to orthopedic care includes an on-site diagnostic imaging department. 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. We are also MRI-accredited by the American College of Radiology. 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. This type of imaging allows specialists at Texas Orthopedic Hospital to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues for conditions such as:
- Congenital abnormalities
- Bone marrow disease
- Herniation or degeneration of spinal discs
- Joint deterioration
An MRI also allows the orthopedists at Texas Orthopedic Hospital to monitor the progress of corrective orthopedic procedures.
A CT or CAT scan is a series of X-rays that is merged by a computer. Such scans show images of bones, muscles, fat, and organs in cross section. This type of imaging provides more detailed information than standard X-rays. Our orthopedic imaging specialists use CT 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 dye into the joints. The radiologist can then clearly see the anatomy and function of each joint.
A steady beam of X-ray that allows the radiologist to view parts of the body, as well as movement within the body, in real time.
One of the oldest and most effective diagnostic tools that produces a picture of the body’s bones and tissues with a low dose of radiation.
Uses high-frequency sound waves instead of radiation to create images of organs and systems within the body.