Diagnosing Joint Problems and Arthritis
with Digital Radiographic Imaging
Radiographic Imaging (x-ray) is the diagnostic modality of choice for a number of problems ranging from broken bones, pneumonia, and swallowed foreign objects.
Radiographs are particularly useful for visualizing and diagnosing orthopedic problems such as bone fractures, hip dysplasia, and arthritic changes in joints.
Contrast medium (dyes) may be used in combination with x-rays, such as for the use of an intestinal contrast study to diagnose a swallowed object.