The Orthopaedic Center is a recognized leader in the delivery of medical imaging services. We offer a comprehensive range of radiology services using the latest technology to provide our patients and their referring physicians with superior diagnostic evaluation in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
The diagnostic equipment at TOC features the latest in advanced, high-resolution digital imaging technology. SourceOne and Konica teamed together to provide our PACS and computerized radiography(CR) system, Phillips provides the C-arm technology for pain management and Toshiba our Vantage MRI system. Together the staff and technology provide you and your physician with the medical images needed to aid in your diagnosis and treatment.
The PAC system links all x-ray, MRI and c-arm studies for easy review by doctor and patient, conveniently in the exam rooms by utilizing this filmless technology.
It is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-ray is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones. It can also be used to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative diseases.
Unlike most forms of radiation, x-rays can pass through body tissue, making it possible to provide images of internal structures without performing surgery. During the procedure, electromagnetic radiation passes through the body onto film. Dense structures such as bone absorb most of the radiation and appear white on developed film. Structures that are less dense appear in lighter shades of gray and black.
Fluoroscopy is a form of diagnostic radiology that enables our physicians, with or without the aid of a contrast agent, to visualize area of concern via the x-ray. This contrast agent allows the structures in the body to be viewed clearly, in real-time, or “live” on a television monitor or screen. Fluoroscopy, also called C-Arm, ensures optimal application flexibility and customizable x-ray functionality.