Tests & Screenings
An accurate diagnosis is essential
An accurate diagnosis is the first step to feeling better. At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, we have a wide range of tests and screenings available at our hospital or our fully equipped imaging centers
. Below you’ll find common diagnostic tests and screenings we use for hip pain.
Computerized tomography (CT)
A physician takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the body.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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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