Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Bozeman, MT
If you suffer from symptoms of a musculoskeletal disorder, an X-ray is one of the first tests your doctor might conduct to diagnose your condition. Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Bozeman, Montana, offers in-house X-rays so you can save time and avoid a trip to the hospital or other imaging center. The team specializes in patient-focused care and works with you to find the right treatment for your condition. To book your visit, call the office or request your appointment online today.
X-Ray Q & A
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a common diagnostic tool that allows your doctor to examine structures inside of your body. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation to produce images of your bones, organs, and other tissues.
X-rays emit electromagnetic radiation that passes through your body. Your bones, organs, and soft tissues all absorb this radiation differently, producing different shades of black and white on the X-ray images.
Your bones absorb electromagnetic radiation the easiest, which is why they show up the clearest on X-ray images.
What conditions can an X-ray diagnose?
An X-ray is a versatile diagnostic that can reveal a lot of information about your internal structures. At Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, the team uses X-rays to diagnose conditions like:
- Bone fractures
- Bone infections
- Arthritis and joint injuries
Although X-rays use radiation, it typically isn’t enough to pose a threat to your health. The benefits of X-rays as a diagnostic tool far outweigh the possible risks.
If you suffer from an underlying condition or have concerns about the risks of radiation exposure, the specialists at Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine can help you determine if an X-ray is right for you.
What should I expect from an X-ray?
During the procedure, your provider has you sit or lay down on a table and positions you to obtain the necessary images. You should remain still and avoid moving during the X-ray to prevent your images from showing up blurry.
In most cases, an X-ray is a simple procedure and only lasts a few minutes. After the test, your doctor reviews your images to determine the possible cause of your symptoms.
At Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, your doctor works with you to determine the most effective treatment for your condition. The practice offers a number of conservative treatments for musculoskeletal disorders, including oral medication, splints, braces, orthotics, and steroid injections.
The team also provides a number of traditional and minimally invasive procedures at their on-site surgical center. No matter your needs, the team can find the right treatment for you.
To schedule your X-ray or speak to a doctor about your symptoms, request your appointment by phone or online today.
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