Tests & Screenings

Getting the most accurate diagnosis is one of the first steps in proper treatment and healing. At Placentia-Linda Hospital, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings. Among them:

CT SCAN

CT stands for computed tomography. A doctor takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the body.

MRI

A doctor will perform an MRI to depict soft tissue injury and abnormalities in the injured area. The MRI allows for greater sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging techniques.

ULTRASOUND

Surgeons use ultrasound images of the injured area to provide clearer pictures of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone and soft tissues.

X-RAYS

An X-ray machine emits electromagnetic waves (radiation) that go through the body enabling a doctor to see images of the patient’s sports injury.

Let Placentia-Linda connect you with a physician in your area

Call (888) 573-2462 or use our Find A Physician tool to connect to a sports medicine specialist who can help you. You can also read more about sports-related injuries in our Health Library.