At AICA Ortho & Spine, we always get to the bottom of every injury, which is why we utilize every technique available to fully view your trauma. We always start with an X-ray of an affected area to determine if any bones are broken and can order an MRI to get a closer view of the injury.
However, extra care is needed when trying to confirm hairline fractures. If an X-ray is unclear or an MRI raises a concern of a fracture, then a CT scan is added to the care plan to provide a three-dimensional view to the diagnostic process.
A CT scan, also called X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) or computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan), makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles.
The CAT scan produces cross-sectional images of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. Essentially, this three-dimensional X-ray looks at every angle and direction of the bone as a whole to help pinpoint and diagnose fractures that can be hard to find, such as a hairline fracture.
At AICA Ortho & Spine, we not only have the most advanced tools available, we use them as needed and as a result are able to pride ourselves on never missing an injury.
As we determine if a fracture is present, we can specifically alert our patients how not to further aggravate the injury and can customize the care plan to ensure the healing process is as effective as possible and progresses quickly.
You deserve the best care, whether you’ve suffered from a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall or a work-related injury. That’s why our clinic staff is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Call today at 404-855-2141 to schedule your appointment!