Tests & Screenings

Assessing your sports injury is fundamental to diagnosis and treatment. Doctors Medical Center of Modesto provides a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital or our fully equipped imaging centers. Learn more about tests and screenings below.

CT SCAN

CT stands for computed tomography. A doctor takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the body.

MRI

A doctor will perform an MRI to depict soft tissue injury and abnormalities in the injured area. The MRI allows for greater sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging techniques.

ULTRASOUND

Surgeons use ultrasound images of the injured area to provide clearer pictures of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone and soft tissues.

X-RAYS

An X-ray machine emits electromagnetic waves (radiation) that go through the body enabling a doctor to see images of the patient’s sports injury.

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