West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. offers on-site radiology services, including digital X-rays at all practice locations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at select locations. These two radiology services can show virtually any kind of injury or tissue damage in great detail.
X-rays show damage and problems within your bones, such as fractures. MRIs show all kinds of soft tissue damage, including problems with your ligaments, cartilage, tendons, nerves, and muscles.
With on-site radiology services, you can get efficient, high-level imaging, diagnosis, and treatment all in one place.
The West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. team gives you detailed instructions when you schedule a radiology exam.
It’s generally fine to eat and drink as usual before your radiology exam. Usually, you won’t need to make any medication changes before an on-site radiology exam.
It’s best to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that allows you to easily expose the necessary area for the imaging test.
Prior to your radiology exam, your highly trained technician asks a series of questions and verifies that you’re not wearing any metal and don’t have any internal devices that have metal in them.
It’s extremely important to be honest with your technician, as metal can distort imaging. In the case of MRI, it can also be extremely dangerous to have any metal around the machine because the machine contains a massive magnet that will pull all metal toward it.
Because the providers do your imaging in the office, you can expect a much faster turnaround than you’d get with most offsite imaging services. The team contacts you as soon as your results are ready, and you discuss the images with your doctor.
Your doctor projects the images on a big screen for easy viewing as they explain what the results mean. You can also get a CD containing the images, which you can keep for your records or for easy sharing with other medical professionals when needed.
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. is proud to lead the orthopedic industry by offering state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging conveniently on site for their patients. Get your imaging tests the easy way by calling the office nearest you or using the online booking tool now.