X-Ray at OI
X-rays are commonly used to help diagnose particular problems involving bones and joints such as fractures or arthritis. An image is created when the X-ray sends beams of radiation that pass through the skin and underlying tissues (muscle, ligaments and tendons) and then meets the bone.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at OI
Orthopedic Institute features SmartChoice MRI™️ at our Sioux Falls and Mitchell, SD locations. The SmartChoice MRI™️ is more comfortable, shorter duration, and less claustrophobic experience than other MRI machines.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, better known as an MRI, is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI scans provide images of soft tissue structures such as ligaments and tendons. An MRI can detect certain conditions much earlier and with better precision than other medical imaging techniques can, making it the diagnostic tool of choice for many injuries and conditions. An MRI is different from a CT scan because it does not use ionizing (X-ray) radiation. The scanner also has coils that are designed especially for orthopedic MRI scans.
Expert radiologists say, “Orthopedic Institute is a model for all other MRI facilities.”
“For our Mitchell, SD office, we chose the Siemens MAGNETOM Free.Max because it offered more comfort to patients. It is the world’s first 80 cm bore, which is more spacious than previous machines and the software enables faster patient setup and lower overall MRI time” said Dr. David Jones, Jr. MD.
Ultrasound at OI
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissues, bones, and joints throughout the body. It is used to help evaluate different musculoskeletal conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation, as is used in X-rays. Ultrasound is also useful in guiding joint injections.
Your well-being is important to us. Click the button below or call us to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists. If your injury or condition is recent, come straight to our OI NOW Walk-In Clinic for immediate care, located at 810 E. 23rd Street at our main office in Sioux Falls.