Musculoskeletal Imaging focuses on the diagnosis of traumatic, degenerative, and metabolic bone and joint disorders, as well as tumors of the bones and soft tissues. A board-certified, dedicated MSK radiologist can provide a complete diagnosis of the anatomy and function of bones, muscles and the supportive tissue. Computed tomography (CT scan) displays abnormalities in superb detail, and is of great value in surgical planning. The CT images can be loaded into a specialized computer that creates a 3 dimensional model that can be rotated and viewed from multiple angles.
Your physician will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your CT Scan. Please inform your physician of any medications you are taking as well as any allergies you may have, especially an allergy to iodine. Also inform your physician regarding a recent illness or other medical conditions.
Women should inform their physician if they are pregnant, or if there is any possibility they may be pregnant.
Radiation Dose: Special care is taken during X-Ray examinations to use of the lowest radiation dose possible while producing the best images for evaluation.