Tools & Information for Better Orthopedic Care
Before your treatment can begin, we need to evaluate your spine, bone, joint or muscle problem so your doctor can create a treatment plan especially for you. Screening and diagnostic tools, such as ultrasound and MRI, let your physician see what’s going on with your particular condition and what may be causing your pain.
What Screening & Diagnostic Tests Do I Need?
Your orthopedist may use one or more diagnostic tests to determine the right treatment for your condition or injury. You might start with an ergonomic assessment or functional capacity evaluation, for instance, before moving on to other technologies, such as:
- 3-D reconstruction
- CT scan
- Nuclear medicine scan
- PET scan
Our goal is to relieve your pain and get you back to your everyday activities. These diagnostic tools help your orthopedic specialist determine if rest, medication, rehabilitation, surgery or some combination is the right treatment plan for you.