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Medical Imaging

When it comes to sports-related injuries and conditions, sometimes the examination alone isn’t enough to provide a diagnosis. Diagnostic imaging enables orthopedic sports medicine specialists to visualize the musculoskeletal system to diagnose and treat injuries. 

At Banner Imaging at Talking Stick, located in the Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale facility, our imaging and radiology experts use advanced technologies to ensure you leave with confidence and peace of mind knowing your orthopedic care is in the best hands. Our team includes certified radiologists who are trained to diagnose and treat not only sports-related injuries but a wide range of diseases and disorders.

On-site Diagnostic Testing

There’s no need to drive to a hospital or other location for diagnostic testing. At Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale imaging can be done here in one convenient location. We are proud to be part of Arizona’s first-of-its-kind sports medicine complex that offers a full spectrum of care and services — from injury prevention to rehabilitation and surgical care.

Whether your condition or injury is sports-related, everyone can expect an exceptional patient experience with the latest equipment and well-trained personnel.

For your convenience, we perform the following testing services here:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Doctors use MRIs to study parts of the body that are made of soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Because MRIs use radio waves and magnetic imaging to create detailed 3D images, there is no radiation exposure.

At Banner Imaging at Talking Stick, we offer 3T MRI, ideal for brain, vascular, musculoskeletal and small bone imaging, and 1.5T, ideal for abdomens and chest MRIs.

Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)

Specialists use MRAs to look specifically at the body’s blood vessels. Unlike a traditional angiogram, which requires inserting a catheter into the body, MRAs are far less invasive and less painful.

Learn more about MRI and MRA Imaging.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

A CT is a quick, painless diagnostic imaging study that lets doctors view a detailed image of your body's bones, organs and soft tissues. CTs use multiple X-rays, taken from various angles and guided by a computer, to create detailed 3D images, which are cross-sectional “slices” of the area of the body that is scanned.

Orthopedic physicians typically order CT scans to examine larger areas of the body and when less detail is required than an MRI.

Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA)

Like an MRA, CTAs look for abnormalities in blood vessels in your brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and other areas of your body. It is used to find the location of an aneurysm, examine blocked or narrowed arteries, find blood clots or locate tumors.

Learn more about CT Scans and CTA Imaging.


A digital X-ray is often the first step in diagnosing an orthopedic problem. This painless, noninvasive imaging test can identify problems with any bony injuries including fractures, growth plate injuries, dislocations and degenerative joint disease. Because the images are stored digitally, they can be enhanced to highlight certain areas for more accurate readings.

Banner Imaging at Talking Stick provides MRI and CT, but digital X-ray services are offered within the same location at Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale.

For other imaging services, visit one of our Banner Imaging locations.

Schedule Your Scan

For more information about imaging services provided at Banner Imaging at Talking Stick, please call (480) 610-7400.