Diagnose Your Orthopaedic Condition Faster with Diagnostic Imaging
At Spectrum Orthopaedics, we use the most advanced methods to offer you a higher caliber of care. The first step in starting on a path toward recovery is determining the cause of your pain and discomfort. Diagnostic imaging allow us to thoroughly explore your anatomy and determine the right course of treatment.
The advantage of choosing Spectrum is that everything is located in one convenient location, from initial consultation and imaging, to surgery, to physical therapy.
We are proud to offer leading-edge digital X-ray technology on site. The Definium 8000 digital X-ray, for example, is so advanced it allows us to achieve film-quality imaging in less time and with lower doses of radiation.
Because the images are digital, they can be enhanced and manipulated to achieve the most accurate diagnosis. What’s more, X-rays can be accessed easily by all your physicians, which leads to better communication, better care, and better outcomes.
At Spectrum Orthopaedics, digital X-rays are commonly used to:
- Identify fractures and joint dislocations
- Check to see if bones are aligned and stabilized after fracture treatment
- Detect bone cancer/tumors
- Diagnose a bone infection
- Monitor progressive diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis
- Guide the doctor during orthopedic surgery
Full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic technique that uses radio waves and a powerful magnetic field to create images of structures within the body. A full-body MRI is a painless, noninvasive procedure that has no known side effects.
Our orthopaedists use MRI to obtain high-quality images of soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles. An MRI scan produces very clear images of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, foot, ankle, and spine.
For your convenience, we provide full-body MRI scanning on site. Our 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera MRI offers state-of-the art imaging technology as well as features that enhance patient comfort.
The open design of the MAGNETOM Aera helps reduce anxiety, while its speed means faster exams and a more pleasant experience for you.