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  • Radiology & Imaging

    Radiology image In order to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible, the physicians at Mount Sinai West use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to get the most accurate views of the affected area, and pinpoint the exact cause of your pain.

     

    Diagnostic Tests

    A complete diagnostic exam includes a through physical and history, and perhaps one or more of the following tests:

    X-Ray

    Probably the most widely known diagnostic test, an X-ray can be performed quickly, and is helpful in detecting a bone injury or spinal deformity.

    Computerized Axial Tomographic Scan (CT or CAT Scan)

    An essential diagnostic tool, a CT scan combines X-rays with computer technology to offer a cross-sectional view of the affected area.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Using magnetic waves instead of radiation to detail the body, an MRI is one of the most advanced imaging methods available, and is especially helpful in evaluating soft tissue damage such as meniscus and cartilage tears.

    Electromyography (EMG)

    An EMG test measures muscle response to nervous stimulation. Tiny electrode needles are inserted into certain muscles, and then the electrical activity is measured, helping the physician differentiate between primary muscle conditions and muscle weakness caused by neurologic disorders.

    Bone Scan

    More accurate than plain X-rays, this test involves a safe radioactive chemical injected into the bloodstream in order to help evaluate abnormalities involving the bone, such as fractures.

    Myelography

    By combining X-rays or CT scans with a special dye that is injected into the spinal sac, physicians can evaluate if there are any changes in the flow of the cerebral spinal fluid. Such changes may signal any obstructive lesion in the spine.

    Spinal Cord Monitoring

    Electrical studies, frequently used in surgery, which are used to monitor the integrity of the spinal cord during surgery. This substantially increases the safety of surgery.


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    Mount Sinai West Orthopaedics
    425 West 59th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10019
    877-MD-ORTHO