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Radiographic Images

Radiology is an important part of diagnosing and treating your orthopedic concern. We use several imaging tests to provide us with detailed images of your condition or injury. With diagnostic radiology, we take images to identify and diagnose your health concerns. With therapeutic radiology, we use imaging during treatment or surgery to guide your procedure.

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is one of the most used radiology exams. X-rays provide a static image of your bones and organs.

What is a CT scan?

CT stands for computerized tomography. A CT scan takes X-ray images from several different angles during a single scan. These images are then combined using a computer to create detailed images of your body.

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is also known as a sonogram. It’s a very common procedure that provides real-time images of your tissue, blood flow, and organs. It uses sound waves to produce dynamic images.

What is an MRI?

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, provides images of your body without using X-rays. Instead of radiation, MRIs use magnets and radio waves to create images. Radio waves are sent into the body and then back. A computer takes these returning signals and converts them into images. Your doctor may use an MRI to create images of almost any part of your body.

What is nuclear medicine?

Nuclear medicine is a field of radiology that uses radionuclides, which is a specific type of atom that emits radiation. These atoms collect in specific body tissues.

One of the most common nuclear medicine procedures is a PET scan, which stands for positron emission tomography. Using a small amount of radioactive material, PET scans create detailed images of your body’s function. PET scans are painless and noninvasive.