Physiatry & Imaging Studies
Diagnostic Imaging at Washington Township Medical Foundation
Imaging studies in the practice of physiatry may be used for a range of
reasons and in diagnosing / assessing a number of injuries and conditions.
Since a physiatrist is ultimately a medical doctor who focuses on physical
medicine and rehabilitation, imaging studies such as those listed below
can help a physiatrist in diagnosing and assessing an injury to the musculoskeletal
system, which includes the ligaments, tendons, nerves, joints, bones,
Some types of imaging studies utilized by our Fremont physiatry team at
Washington Township Medical Foundation include the following:
Computerized tomography (CT or CAT) scan – A CT scan uses advanced, specialized X-ray equipment. This type
of imaging procedure is quick, pain-free, and non-invasive. It provides
a doctor with internal cross-sectional images that are highly clear and
accurate. Among its many uses, CT scans can be used to diagnose spinal
damage / conditions, and injuries to the feet, hands, and other parts
of the skeletal system, due to its ability to picture very tiny bones
in the body as well as muscle and other tissues.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – MRIs utilize radio waves and powerful magnetic fields to create
images of the body. This type of diagnostic imaging scan can be used to
diagnose musculoskeletal problems, spinal injuries / conditions, vascular
problems, pelvic problems, soft tissue pathologies, and more.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound – Musculoskeletal ultrasounds utilize sound waves to create images
of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and joints. Your physiatrist can use a
musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose a soft tissue condition such as
a sprain, tear, or strain.
The physiatry team at Washington Township Medical Foundation uses advanced
imaging studies and procedures to help our patients get answers. We are
passionate about what we do and dedicated to helping our patients get
better, starting with finding answers to the causes of their symptoms.
Learn more when you visit our Fremont facility.