IMAGING

The imaging department at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon uses the latest equipment to diagnose orthopedic conditions and assess bone health. Our MRI technologists are certified by the American College of Radiology, as are the radiologist who read and interpret MRI results.

Our on-site imaging department eliminates the need to make a separate appointment or travel to another location for studies. At Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, it’s possible to have your x-rays and see our doctor in the same day.

X-RAY

Our digital xray equipment delivers outstanding clarity and anatomic detail. Digital technology allows for much faster, more comfortable exams, while producing higher quality images to aid your doctor’s diagnosis. If you’re having an x-ray, you will most likely be asked to change into shorts. You can either bring a pair from home or a disposable pair will be provided for you.

For your convenience, x-rays are also offered at our Keizer location.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

Hope Orthopedics of Oregon provides MRI scans to help identify injuries and condition in your body. An MRI is a harmless, noninvasive test that uses a strong magentic field and radio frequency waves to produce images of your body. The scans are safe and there is no radiation exposure.

Our GE Explorer MRI machine is less confining and more comfortable than traditional MRI. In fact, our entire MRI suite has been designed to make exams less cause for anxiety.

Additionally, our MRI machine covers a range of productivity enhancing applications including new features to increase patient comfort and reduce scan times. If necessary we are able to apply a metal suppression technique used on MRI-conditional metal implants. This improves visualization of soft tissue and bone surrounding the metal implant.

If you are not a patient at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon you can still have an MRI in our office. Simply have your doctor fax the order to 503.540.6399.

MRI PREPARATION

Please note MRIs require interpretation by a radiologist. Results are available within 24 - 48 hours.

If you need a copy of your images for a physician who is not with Hope Orthopedics of Oregon just ask. We’ll be happy to burn them onto a free CD for you to take with you.

 

 

Hope Orthopedics MRI machine