Because your convenience and comfort are our number one priority, state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment is available on-site in ALL of our offices. You don’t have to go far with your injury to have scans done, and our doctors will have the highest quality diagnostic images available so they can offer the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Our orthopedic specialists use a number of imaging techniques, including bone densitometry (DXA) scans, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnostic and fluoroscopic radiography (X-rays).
The majority of these imaging techniques are digital, meaning they are interpreted by specially trained physicians using computer workstations with high-resolution monitors. The workstations allow the interpreting physician the ability to manipulate the images and provide a better diagnosis by magnifying areas of interest, electronically measuring structures and changing the density and contrast without repeating the exam.
The digitally acquired images and reports are electronically stored and can be viewed at any time by any physician with access to Springfield Clinic’s network. Digital images can also be sent electronically to both hospitals in Springfield, if needed for comparison or treatment. They can also be burned to CDs or printed on film. When exams are ordered by Springfield Clinic physicians, reports are sent electronically to the patient’s electronic health record. Images are sent by mail to physicians who are not members of Springfield Clinic, and a copy of the report is also stored electronically with the exam.