Musculoskeletal radiology focuses on the imaging of abnormalities in the bones and joints. The area in question may have been damaged because of injury or trauma, overuse, disease, or simply because of a hereditary disposition.
What radiological procedures might my physician use?
Your radiologist may use one or more of the following common imaging techniques to diagnose or rule out problems and to get a better picture of the inner workings of your bones and joints: X-rays, CT scans, MRI, and fluoroscopy.
Why am I seeing a musculoskeletal-specialized radiologist?
There are many conditions that bring patients into our office. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Sports Injuries
- Rheumatologic disorders
- Tumors of the bone and soft tissues within the joint
- Joint lubrication (or pain injection)
- Joint replacement
- Spine disorders