Diagnostic Procedures

Along with treatment of specific injuries, Emory Sports Medicine offers the latest advanced diagnostic procedures. Among them:

Arthrogram

An arthrogram is an image or series of images taken of the internal tissues and structures of the body. A contrast medium is injected into the area to be studied, and then one of several standard imaging techniques (X-ray, CT, MRI, etc.) is used to capture images of the contrast medium and surrounding structures.

Bone Scan

Bone scans are a collection of imaging techniques used to detect and diagnose abnormalities of the bones. X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans are all used for bone scans, the particular imaging technique determined by the condition being diagnosed.

CT Scan

A computed tomography (CT) scan uses electromagnetic radiation imaging, processed by a computer, to create a series of cross section images of the body, allowing detailed analysis of a three-dimensional image of tissues.

EMG/NCS

Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS) are diagnostic techniques for assessing the electrical activity of the nerves and muscles. They are used to diagnose diseases that damage muscles and nerves.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays and a fluorescent screen to capture moving images of the body’s internal functions.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field to create a series of highly detailed cross section images of the body, allowing fine analysis of a three-dimensional image of tissues and structures.

Ultrasound Sonography

Ultrasound sonography is an imaging technique that uses sound waves at a frequency above what humans are able to hear. The waves penetrate the body, and the reflections and refractions of those waves reveal the real-time activity of the internal tissues and structures of the body.

X-Ray

X-ray is a very common imaging technique that uses a particular wavelength of electromagnetic radiation to take a picture of the internal tissues and structures of the body. The picture is based on the different absorption rates of tissues of different densities.

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