Musculoskeletal Imaging

Expert Diagnosis of Orthopedic Injuries and Disease

Due to the complex structure and interdependent functioning of bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissues, musculoskeletal imaging has evolved as a distinct subspecialty within radiology. Carolina Radiology, provides fellowship-trained subspecialists in musculoskeletal imaging, who support a wide range of clinical functions, including:

  • Assisting in the evaluation of trauma patients or injured athletes
  • Assessing sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Diagnosing arthritis and other inflammatory disease affecting the bones, muscles, and joints
  • Screening for osteoporosis
  • Planning orthopedic surgeries

Identifying sources of and treatment options for chronic pain

Musculoskeletal Imaging Procedures

Carolina Radiology’s musculoskeletal imaging subspecialists interpret the following:

  • Lower- and Upper-Extremity MRI—MRI exams of the arms, legs, knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, hands, and feet
  • MRI of Non-Extremity Joints—Including MRI exams of the shoulder and pelvis
  • MRI Arthrograms—An MRI exam in which injected contrast material is used to better articulate ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in joints, to diagnose joint conditions and identify the source of joint pain
  • CT of Bones and Joints—Used to evaluate conditions of bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, or muscles in situations where another exam, such as an X-ray or MRI, has provided insufficient information for a diagnosis