Radiology allows doctors to view and diagnose issues hidden within the body, such as fractures and rotator cuff tears. At Prairie Garden Medical, a multispecialty practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, experienced physicians Joel Tupper, MD, and Daniel Jones, MD, offer radiology services like X-rays and ultrasounds conveniently in the office. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule now.
Radiology is a branch of medicine that uses advanced imaging technology to examine the organs, connective tissues, and bones inside your body. Thanks to radiology, the Prairie Garden Medical team can diagnose problems and determine what kind of treatment you need.
Doctors sometimes use radiology to guide procedures — joint injections and joint replacement surgeries (knees and hips) as examples — to achieve the most precise placement. The main types of radiology testing are:
X-rays, the most common radiological test, use electromagnetic radiation waves to produce pictures of structures inside your body. X-rays show bones particularly well, but not soft tissues (ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, and other tissues).
Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce pictures within your body. They’re especially good at showing organs and soft tissues but not as helpful at showing hard tissues.
There are also other forms of radiology, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which uses radio waves, and computed tomography (CT) scans, which combine X-rays and advanced computer technology.
Most radiology exams happen in hospitals and dedicated imaging facilities. Prairie Garden Medical makes it easier for their patients; they provide radiology services conveniently in the Oklahoma City office.
If you need any kind of imaging during your exam, you simply proceed to the on-site radiology center. You don’t need referrals and don’t have long waits or unnecessary driving. Because your radiology exam happens in the office, the team can analyze the results immediately.
You might need radiology services if you come to Prairie Garden Medical with an illness, injury, or chronic pain. The team performs a physical exam, reviews your full medical history, and reviews your symptoms to determine what kind of radiology testing you might need.
Radiology can detect and verify the location of fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, blockages, infections, and many other issues.
Many radiology tests don’t require any preparation. The team explains anything specific that you need to know ahead of your test, such as removing all metal from your body.
Radiology tests at Prairie Garden Medical fit into your schedule and life. Call the office or click on the online scheduling link to arrange your radiology appointment today.