Interventional Radiology Musculoskeletal

Our interventional radiologists diagnose and treat a broad range of diseases or injuries of the joints, bones, muscles and spine. Some of these, such as osteoarthritis or osteoporosis, are chronic conditions that are the result of genetics or aging. Others are caused by trauma, the result of a work accident, sports injury or similar occurrence.

Advanced imaging techniques can be used to help our highly trained physicians diagnose medical conditions and assess injury impact far more quickly and accurately than other, more traditional approaches. Diagnostic imaging includes techniques such as:
  • Computed Tomography (CT), a painless exam that combines X-rays with computer scans to create detailed pictures of your organs, tissues and bones in greater detail than X-rays could provide.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which uses a magnet, radio waves and a computer (i.e., no radiation) to create detailed, two- and three-dimensional pictures of your organs and tissues.
  • Ultrasound, which uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the soft tissue surrounding bones and joints and observe them in real time as the patient moves
These imaging techniques can also be used in combination with other technologies to allow our specialists to deliver innovative and minimally invasive treatments for a broad range of conditions. For example:
  • For such chronic conditions as rotator cuff, runners knee or plantar fasciitis, our specialists can use an innovative treatment that combines ultrasound imaging with a Tenex Health TX™ System MicroTip instrument. The minimally invasive outpatient treatment uses optimized ultrasonic energy to precisely break down and remove only the damaged area of the tendon, leaving healthy tissue undisturbed

  • To treat bone tumors, or tumors in the small liver, lung or kidneys, oncology radiologists may use Microwave Ablation (MWA). This minimally-invasive procedure uses a CT scanner to locate the tumor and then guide a specialized probe that emits heat generated by microwave energy to ablate or eliminate the tumor.
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