Diagnostic Imaging in Elgin, Lugoff, and Camden SC
Seeing is believing!
Diagnostic imaging is used to help the orthopedic doctors at Kershaw County’s Camden Bone and Joint diagnose issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones. Diagnostic imaging such as X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, or CT, can help us get a clear picture of the condition that our patients are dealing with and how we can best treat them.
Call (803) 432-4498 for Diagnostic Imaging Appointment in Camden or Elgin, SC
We have X-Ray on site in both our Elgin and Camden office to provide you answers about your bone and joint injuries during your visit to Camden Bone and Joint. X-rays are commonly used in diagnostic imaging to detect abnormalities of bones and joints including fractured or broken bones, dislocated joints and arthritis. X-Rays are particularly effective at seeing bones, due to bones blocking the X-ray from passing through the human body. This allows the orthopedic surgeon to examine a bone injuries and determine the best course of action for our patients.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to image muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, bones, and organs of the body without using harmful radiation. Ultrasound gives us real time pictures and videos at your appointment and allows us to compare the injured side to the uninjured side. Dr. Murphy has training in the use of ultrasound for musculoskeletal diagnosis and procedures, and has taught courses and written textbook articles on its use. At Camden Bone & Joint, we have ultrasound available at our Camden and Elgin locations to provide immediate diagnostic images as well as ultrasound guided procedures and injections that would otherwise need to go to the hospital or use other modalities that require radiation to do the same procedure. By using ultrasound in the office, we give you the convenience of doing imaging and procedures the same day as your appointment and save you time and money in the process by preventing you from needing to go to the hospital for expensive and time consuming procedures. There are no known side effects or contraindications to using ultrasound, and it has been shown to be safe for pregnant women for whom X-rays are more dangerous and in people with metal implants that would otherwise not be able to have MRIs.
MRI uses a large magnet to produce images of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, and other tissues of the body. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is used to look for injuries, problems with bone or joint structures, and degeneration of joints or bones. Common uses for MRI include to looking at the shoulder for rotator cuff and labrum tears, looking at the knee for ACL or meniscus tears, or looking at any other muscle, joint, or injury. Since an MRI uses magnets, it is not recommended that people with metal implants receive an MRI.
Computed Tomography (CT or “CAT scan”)
CT scans generate cross-sectional images of the body using X-rays and can be done to create images. CT scans can provide detailed images of bones and can be used to better evaluate complicated fractures. They may also be used if someone has metal implanted that cannot undergo MRI.
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