Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Testing and Diagnosis

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By working closely with specialists from other areas such as physical therapy and radiology, we offer diagnostic techniques and treatment options for a wide-range of hip problems. 


Uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film—usually sufficient for the majority of fractures

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Uses a combination of large magnets, radio frequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body; especially useful for assessing soft tissue around injured joints and bones

Computed tomography scan (CT, CAT scan)

Uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce 3-D cross-sectional images (slices), both horizontally and vertically, of the affected area—including bones, fat, soft tissue

Bone scan

Uses a radioactive dye to visualize the bones. It’s different from plain x-rays or CT in that it shows bone metabolism and cell activity in the bones. Bone scans are used to assess bone growth activity, bone remodeling activity and/or blood flow in the affected area(s).

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