Tests & Screenings
The most accurate diagnosis is one of the first steps in proper treatment for your hip. Placentia-Linda Hospial offers a wide range of tests and screenings. Common diagnostic tests and screenings that we may use are:
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more brittle and susceptible to fracture. The Bone Densitometry machine at Rose Plaza uses low-energy X-rays to scan the lower back, hip or forearm to help diagnose osteoporosis.
Computed tomography (CT)
CT stands for computed tomography. A physician takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the body.
Our CT Scan is equipped with SureExposure
Technology with multi-purpose functionality.
A physician performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate soft tissue injury and abnormalities in the hip. MRI provides greater sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging techniques.
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.
A myelogram is used to evaluate abnormalities of the spinal canal, including the spinal cord, nerve roots and other tissues.
Nuclear medicine bone scan
Using a nuclear medicine bone scan, physicians can see the effects of injury, disease or infection on the hipbones. A nuclear medicine bone scan also shows whether there has been any improvement or deterioration in a bone abnormality after treatment.
Surgeons use ultrasound images of the hip to provide clearer pictures of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone and soft tissues surrounding the hip.
An X-ray machine emits electromagnetic waves (radiation) that go through the body so that a physician can see images of the internal makeup of the patient’s hip.
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