For your convenience, Juneau Bone and Joint Center offers numerous imaging options to diagnose orthopaedic injuries and conditions.
The fully-digital diagnostic imaging equipment at JBJC provides patients and doctors with immediate access to the location, nature and scope of a patient’s injury. The technology we have in house includes digital MRIs and digital X-rays.
A digital X-ray uses a small, but safe amount of radiation to produce an immediate picture of bones to allow for disorder diagnosis. An X-ray imagine can be used on multiple body parts including the neck, back, shoulder, hand, arm, foot, hip, knee, or leg. An X-ray will show broken bones or internal damage. Being digital allows for timely imagines which provide excellent resolution and are better for the environment. Further testing may be needed to assist with the final diagnosis.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of bones, muscles and tendons. MRI does not use radiation. An MRI imagine assists with diagnosis of torn ligaments, tumors, fractures, arthritis and herniation or degeneration of discs of the spinal cord. If being in a small, enclosed space makes you nervous, be sure to tell let us know.