Open-Sided Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The Center for Specialty Care utilizes advanced MRI technology, a non-invasive diagnostic method that generates high-resolution images without radiation. Our open-sided scanner significantly enhances patient comfort compared to traditional enclosed systems, reducing claustrophobia and anxiety without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy. Our fully trained MRI department staff is committed to ensuring your comfort, providing warm blankets and your choice of music during the examination, while attentively addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
Nerve Conduction/EMG Studies
Nerve conduction studies or Electromyogram (EMG) studies are the best diagnostic tool for the assessment of neuropathies, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. Neurodiagnostic testing is also useful in the evaluation of back pain or sciatica, helping to determine in his mind the presence of nerve root involvement in cases of cervical and lumbosacral radiculopathy or lumbar spinal stenosis.
Bone Density Testing
Osteoporosis, a disease causing bone thinning and increased fracture risk, is responsible for 1.5 million fractures annually, most commonly in the wrist, spine, and hip. Bone mineral density (BMD) testing, such as Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), can accurately detect osteoporosis and predict fracture risk by assessing bone and mineral loss. The non-invasive DEXA screening takes around 30 minutes to complete.
An x-ray is a number of invisible electromagnetic energy beams used to produce images of bones, internal tissue, and organs on film. X-rays are performed for many reasons, including diagnosing fractures.
With digital x-ray, there are fewer chances of an injury being missed, and it is also more efficient for our patients. Because images are ready within 1 – 2 minutes of taking them, x-rays are ready for the provider to review by the time the patient is back to his or her exam room, thereby saving time. Additionally, fewer retakes are necessary with digital x-rays, meaning less exposure for the patient.
Bones are our business and we care about your health.