Tests & Screenings

Receiving an accurate diagnosis is the first step in designing a treatment plan for your back and spine condition. At Placentia-Linda Hospital, we offer a range of screenings and tests to help reach that diagnosis. Among them are:

CT scan

A Computerized tomography (CT) scan is a test that involves combining X-rays taken from multiple angles to form a cross-sectional image of blood vessels and soft tissues. Our CT Scan is equipped with SureExposure Technology with multi-purpose functionality.

Facet medial branch block

A facet medial branch block involves injecting a local anesthetic and a steroid into a nerve near a spinal joint to diagnose the source of spinal pain based upon the quality and duration of the relief obtained.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic technique that creates detailed images of organs and tissues using a magnetic field and radio waves. Placentia-Linda Hospital offers “True Open High Field” MRI.  Your comfort is a key benefit with the openness of our MRI unit.  It is a “true open” MRI and provides a 270-degree unobstructed view. You won’t have to go into a “tube” anymore to get high resolution images. This feature will ease your mind and provide a more satisfying experience

Provocative arthrography

Provocative arthrography is a procedure in which contrast dye is injected into the joint space and X-rays are taken. The dye injections may provoke symptoms and pain.

Provocative manometric discography

Provocative manometric discography is a diagnostic procedure in which contrast dye is injected into problematic discs and CT scan images are taken. The dye injections may provoke symptoms or pain. Our CT Scan is equipped with SureExposure Technology with multi-purpose functionality.

Provocative stimulation of a degenerative disc

Provocative manometric discography is a diagnostic procedure in which contrast dye is injected into problematic discs and CT scan images are taken. The dye injections may provoke symptoms or pain.

Selective nerve root block

A selective nerve root block involves injecting local anesthetics and steroids near a spinal nerve root that is suspected of causing pain. It can be used to determine which spinal nerve root(s) are causing symptoms such as pain.

Let Placentia-Linda connect you with a physician

Call (888) 5730-2462 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to an orthopedic specialist who can help you. You can also read more about back and spine diseases and conditions in our Health Library.