An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
We can perform x-ray for any bone in the body, including the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, shoulder, spine, pelvis, hip, thigh, knee, leg (shin), ankle or foot.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, and other soft tissue conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
This procedure requires little to no special preparation. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.
MRI is a non-invasive medical imaging test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves frequency to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, joints and other internal body structures. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays and CT scans).
You will be asked to wear a gown during the examination.
Jewelry, metal accessories, dentures and electronic objects should be removed prior to the MRI scan because they interfere with the magnetic field of the MRI machine whilewatches, credit cards and hearing aids can be damaged.
An MRI examination is safe for patients with metal implants, but generally excluded for those with implanteddefibrillator or pacemaker, cochlear (ear) implant, brain aneurysms clips, or metal coils placed within blood vessels.
Our physician will pre-consult and take your history to ensure your suitability for an MRI examination. Please kindly consult with the physician any doubt that you have.
The radiographer begins by positioning you on the MRI examination table. Straps and pillows may be used to help you maintain the correct position and to hold still during the examination.
After positioning you, the radiographer will offer you earplugs to reduce the noise of the MRI scanner, which produces loud thumping and humming noises during imaging. These noises are harmless. Then, the radiographer will enter a separate room where the radiographer operates the MRI machine and monitor your examination. The radiographer will be able to see, hear and speak with you at all times.
The table will move slowly through the machine as the MRI scan is performed. When images are being recorded, you will hear a thumping and humming sound. Please remain still while the images are being recorded. It is normal for the area of your body being imaged to feel slightly warm. If it bothers you, please notify the radiographer.
When the examination is completed, you will be asked to wait until the radiologist verifies that the images are of good quality for accurate interpretation. Though the scanning itself causes no pain, there may be some discomfort from having to remain still for several minutes.
Women should inform their physician or radiographer if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
Bone Mineral Density
Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures. DEXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It’s also the most accurate method for diagnosing osteoporosis.
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