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Orthopedic Tests and Procedures

  • Bone Biopsy

    A bone biopsy is a procedure done to remove tissue or cells from the body to be looked at under a microscope.

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

    A bone marrow biopsy involves removing a small sample of the bone marrow inside your bones for testing. Bone marrow is a soft tissue in the center of most large bones. It makes most of the body's blood cells. The biopsy is done using a small needle inserted into the bone

  • Bone Scan

    A bone scan is a radiology procedure used to look at the skeleton. It is done to find areas of physical and chemical changes in bone. A bone scan may also be used to see if treatment of certain conditions is working.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Bones

    Computed tomography is an imaging test that uses X-rays and a computer to make detailed images of the body. A CT scan shows details of the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues

    Magnetic resonance imaging uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of structures within the body.

  • X-rays of the Extremities

    X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of internal tissues, bones, and organs. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries.

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

    This procedure may be used to diagnose back or neck pain, fractures or broken bones, arthritis, degeneration of the disks, tumors, or other problems.