Tests & Screenings
Evaluating the cause of your hip pain is the first step to diagnosis and treatment. Doctors Medical Center of Modesto provides a wide range of tests and screenings. Learn more about tests and screenings below.
Computed tomography (CT)
CT stands for computed tomography. A physician takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the body.
A physician performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate soft tissue injury and abnormalities in the hip. MRI provides greater sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging techniques.
A myelogram is used to evaluate abnormalities of the spinal canal, including the spinal cord, nerve roots and other tissues.
Nuclear medicine bone scan
Using a nuclear medicine bone scan, physicians can see the effects of injury, disease or infection on the hipbones. A nuclear medicine bone scan also shows whether there has been any improvement or deterioration in a bone abnormality after treatment.
Surgeons use ultrasound images of the hip to provide clearer pictures of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone and soft tissues surrounding the hip.
An X-ray machine emits electromagnetic waves (radiation) that go through the body so that a physician can see images of the internal makeup of the patient’s hip.
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