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Diagnostic Tests at Inova Orthopedics

16-Slice CT Scanning

Computed tomography (CT) scanning uses X-rays to take pictures of cross-sections, or "slices," of your body.

DEXA

DEXA is the abbreviation for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, a type of X-ray imaging used to measure bone density. We use DEXA most frequently to diagnose osteoporosis.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy combines X-rays and computer technology for real time viewing of images.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology featuring minimally invasive procedures performed with image guidance.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an unparalleled view inside the body. Using a large magnet, radio waves and computer technology, MRI creates high-quality images of the brain, spine, joints, muscles, abdomen, breast, heart, prostate and blood vessels.

X-ray

X-ray is the oldest and most commonly used type of imaging to examine different parts of the body and to help a physician diagnose medical conditions.