Our surgeons and physicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic services to review your injury. These imaging options are used for diagnosis, to improve treatment and to monitor healing. Every Orthopaedic Associates office has digital x-ray and a trained staff ready to assist you with your reading. If you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, please contact us and we’ll connect you with a trained imaging technologist.
Digital X-ray is available at all four full-time OA offices. Advancements in X-ray technology allow for more detailed scans and better portability. If you’ve had scans at another facility recently, please make our office aware. We may ask that you bring in your scans, either on film or on a disc, so we can better assess your injury.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is available at our OA-East office. MRI uses powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed pictures of areas inside your body. These images are used to distinguish normal, healthy soft tissue from diseased tissue. If you’ve had scans at another facility recently, please make our office aware. We may ask that you bring in your scans, either on film or on a disc, so we can better assess your injury.
Physicians and Surgeons at OA-East and OA-West are able to use ultrasound to get a high resolution look at a patient’s injury in realtime. These portable machines allow patients lie in a comfortable position, without pain or claustrophobia, while providers review their bones, joints and cartilage. Dr. Leigh specializes in ultrasound guided injections. Joint injections can be used to relieve pain in any joint in the body, and the use of ultrasound insures a precise placement to reduce inflammation and pain.