Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Testing and Diagnosis

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Contact the Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

  • 617-355-6021
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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. 

X-ray

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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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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