Diagnostic Services Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists located in Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, & Henderson, KY

Diagnostic imaging is vital to diagnosing orthopaedic injuries and conditions. Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services so the physicians can quickly review your injury. All five Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, locations throughout Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky have digital X-ray equipment and trained staff to read the images. For expert care, call the office in Henderson, Kentucky, or one of the offices in Newburgh or Evansville, Indiana, or book a consultation online today.

Diagnostic Services Q & A

What are diagnostic services?

Diagnostic services refer to the imaging tests available at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. The sports medicine and joint replacement specialists understand how important it is to get the right diagnosis as soon as possible.

With on-site diagnostic services, the experts at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, can get images of your injury or joint condition right away for a quick diagnosis, so you get the right treatment. 

What are the types of diagnostic services?

The types of diagnostic services available at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, include X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and orthopaedic ultrasonography.

X-rays

X-rays are a type of imaging tool that uses electromagnetic energy to show parts of your body in varying shades of white, gray, or black. Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, has a digital X-ray machine at all five offices.

This advanced imaging tool is portable and creates more detailed images than the traditional X-ray machine. 

MRI

An MRI uses powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues inside your body. The providers at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, use MRI images to distinguish healthy tissue from diseased tissue. 

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, provides MRI services at their OA East location in Newburgh, Indiana. 

Orthopaedic ultrasonography

Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to create images of your internal organs. Orthopaedic ultrasonography is a quick, non-invasive diagnostic tool that provides high-resolution images of a patient’s injury.

The orthopaedic ultrasonography is a portable machine, allowing patients to lie in a comfortable position, reducing discomfort. Patients may also prefer this diagnostic service over an MRI if they have claustrophobia.

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, provides orthopaedic ultrasonography at their OA East and OA West offices, which are both located in Newburgh.

Electromyography (EMG)

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, also performs EMGs, which is a diagnostic test that assesses muscle and nerve function. 

When do I need diagnostic services?

Your provider at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, determines when you need diagnostic services. You may need imaging tests if you come in with an injury or pain condition and your provider needs more information before making a formal diagnosis.

If you had X-rays or MRI scans at other facilities or offices, like the emergency room, Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, wants to know so they can review those images and provide you with a better assessment of your injury. 

To find out more about diagnostic services at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.